Our Local Foodies Love Fermented Foods & Good Gut Health – A Workshop by Slow Food Shoalhaven

Our Local Foodies Love Fermented Foods & Good Gut Health – A Workshop by Slow Food Shoalhaven

On Tuesday the 31st of October, the dedicated and passionate volunteers of Slow Foods Shoalhaven came out to Jervis Bay Village Retreat in Woollamia to run an educational and hands-on functional foods workshop. The focus of the workshop was fermented foods and their benefits to our health. The event was a huge success with local hospitality staff and food-loving members of the community participating.


During the workshop, the members of Slow Food Shoalhaven explained the multitude of health benefits we can gain from the fermented produce, especially our stomach health. Those participating got to make their own to take home and try. They made various fermented products including kimchi, chilli paste and sauerkraut.


The locals who participated in the workshop said the day was both fun and informative and most were surprised with the health benefits of fermented food. It was great to be in a room full of people who were all so passionate and enthusiastic about food. Learning about the health benefits behind the products was a great motivator to take better care of  themselves.


Local café owner Gary Fishwick also ran a sourdough demonstration on the day. He gave a very informative and engaging talk on the ins and outs of sourdough baking and gave a demonstration on how to make the dough using the wheat culture. Most of the guests were surprised and intrigued by the intricate process behind a seemingly simple loaf of sourdough bread. All of the participants left with a new-found appreciation for sourdough.

Gary also runs sourdough workshops at his café, Albert N Miso in Vincentia. If you are interested in doing one of Gary’s workshop, pop in store and ask about them. Check out our calendar of events for upcoming workshops.



With a group of so many foodies, the lunch put on by members of the Huskisson Jervis Bay Food Network was also a stand out. Some participants even mentioned the lunch as their highlight of the day.

A huge thank you on behalf of the Huskisson Jervis Bay Food Network to Karin and Tim Corton from the Jervis Bay Village Retreat Woolamia for the use of their beautiful facility – what a wonderful space. Also to Slow Foods Shoalhaven, Gary Fishwick and our participants for making the workshop such a success! Keep your eyes peeled for more workshops coming up soon.


For more information on Slow Foods, check out their website: http://slowfoodaustralia.com.au/slow-food-australia/

Or their Shoalhaven website: http://slowfoodshoalhaven.com.au/

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