Fermentation Classes

Marta
4.9
  (408 reviews)
cooking class
2hr 30min
Kraków, Poland

24 NOV This is a special one-off class on BARSZCZ. We will learn how to prepare the most popular soup in Poland. We are starting every Thursday at 10.30am. It's a month from now to Christmas Eve, the perfect moment to make your Zakwas (sour starter) accompaniment with delicious tiny mushroom pierogi USZKA. Only a few spots are available. If you want to join the classes please send me a message.

Poland is famous for its fermentation. We have been fermenting food here for centuries and, unlike in many other countries, the skills involved are still widely understood and used in homes around the country. Fermentation is a wonderful and simple method of preserving seasonal produce that creates a whole range of tasty and super-healthy foods that should be part of every home kitchen, so please come and join me at my home when I will enjoy sharing the secrets of successful fermentation with you!

The fermentation class is suitable both for beginners and those who want to learn about fermentation in more detail. Our class will include an introduction to the magical world of fermentation, with an outline about famous fermented favorites such as kimchi, sauerkraut, and brine fermented vegetables. Fermentation (kiszonki in Polish) is “the chemical breakdown of a substance by bacteria, yeasts, or other microorganisms, typically involving effervescence and the giving off of heat”. Ironically, it’s the degeneration of the raw product that takes it from something normal to something rather spectacular. Penicillin, the first-ever antibiotic and one of the most commonly used medical products on the market today, owes its origin to accidental fermentation.

During the classes at my home, we will learn in a practical and hands-on way how to make famous Polish sauerkraut (pickled cabbage) and cucumbers. Time permitting, we may also jump into fermented beverages like kefir/yoghurt making. The fermentation classes include a hearty lunch and drinks in my home kitchen. Rounding out our meal with dessert, you are going to be treated to one of my own specialities - delicious cheesecake with salty caramel sauce!

About Marta

For the last 5 years, I have been teaching people how to cook delicious food at my home, and I also run food workshops such as the Pierogi Power Workshop, Fermentation Workshop and more. Recently I was the host of a big food event for The Krakow Pierogi Festival and Harvest Festival. (I also appear...

For the last 5 years, I have been teaching people how to cook delicious food at my home, and I also run food workshops such as the Pierogi Power Workshop, Fermentation Workshop and more. Recently I was the host of a big food event for The Krakow Pierogi Festival and Harvest Festival. (I also appear regularly on TV and radio as a guest, discussing subjects related to home cooking, the sharing economy and food tech.) I’ve always enjoyed sharing my knowledge of my beautiful hometown, and more about the art of Polish cuisine, both through the website and with all the wonderful travellers I meet in person.My grandmother and my mother were great cooks. That means delicious, home-made food freshly-prepared.Restaurants are great, but sometimes it seems it would be better to enjoy a home-cooked meal with someone who can also tell me a bit more about their experiences, their lives and their cities. So, I’ve decided to do exactly that. I cook for up to 14 people at my home in Krakow and you’re invited. Please join me!

Reviews

4.9
  (408 reviews)
Helene
3 weeks ago
5

We had an amazing experience with Martha! Everything was perfect! The food was delicious, the ambience was incredible and everything had a very authentic and chill fell to it! We started out with some delicious starters and beer and got a very warm welcome from Martha while setteling in. From there,...

We had an amazing experience with Martha! Everything was perfect! The food was delicious, the ambience was incredible and everything had a very authentic and chill fell to it!

We started out with some delicious starters and beer and got a very warm welcome from Martha while setteling in. From there, we started to make the delicious dumplings, which was a perfect choice of food given the size of our group (a total of 21 persons!). Martha was an incredible host with loads of experience and expertise in the food the was creating. She had many interesting facts about Poland and its culinary kitchen and generally just made sure all of us had a great and very unique time.

The night ended with an amazing homemade cheesecake and apple pie, which was a perfect ending to an already incredible evening.

I can not recommend this experience enough!

Helene
3 weeks ago
5

We had an amazing experience with Martha! Everything was perfect! The food was delicious, the ambience was incredible and everything had a very authentic and chill fell to it! We started out with some delicious starters and beer and got a very warm welcome from Martha while setteling in. From there,...

We had an amazing experience with Martha! Everything was perfect! The food was delicious, the ambience was incredible and everything had a very authentic and chill fell to it!

We started out with some delicious starters and beer and got a very warm welcome from Martha while setteling in. From there, we started to make the delicious dumplings, which was a perfect choice of food given the size of our group (a total of 21 persons!). Martha was an incredible host with loads of experience and expertise in the food the was creating. She had many interesting facts about Poland and its culinary kitchen and generally just made sure all of us had a great and very unique time.

The night ended with an amazing homemade cheesecake and apple pie, which was a perfect ending to an already incredible evening.

I can not recommend this experience enough!

Carla
1 month ago
5

This experience was absolutely amazing! Very glad that I booked it and both my friend and I truly enjoyed it! Marta and her husband are lovely people, although only Marta will teach the cooking class. Meanwhile you’ll talk about Polish culture, your own culture and of course typical food! I truly re...

This experience was absolutely amazing! Very glad that I booked it and both my friend and I truly enjoyed it!

Marta and her husband are lovely people, although only Marta will teach the cooking class. Meanwhile you’ll talk about Polish culture, your own culture and of course typical food!

I truly recommend it to anyone wandering whether to buy it or not

Carla
1 month ago
5

This experience was absolutely amazing! Very glad that I booked it and both my friend and I truly enjoyed it! Marta and her husband are lovely people, although only Marta will teach the cooking class. Meanwhile you’ll talk about Polish culture, your own culture and of course typical food! I truly re...

This experience was absolutely amazing! Very glad that I booked it and both my friend and I truly enjoyed it!

Marta and her husband are lovely people, although only Marta will teach the cooking class. Meanwhile you’ll talk about Polish culture, your own culture and of course typical food!

I truly recommend it to anyone wandering whether to buy it or not

Mikayla
2 months ago
5

Excellent cooking class! This is the second time I have done this cooking class with Marta and 3 years later, it was just as great as the first time. Even with a larger group, she made sure everyone had an opportunity to be hands on. Highly recommend!

Nicola
2 months ago
5

Super

Marta
2 months ago
5

Amazing <3

Mateusz
2 months ago
5

Fresh and tasty traditional polish donuts. Hats off to Marta for coming up with such brilliant initiative. Looking forward to more of such events.

Szymon
2 months ago
5

:)

Aleksandra
2 months ago
5

Beta donouts ever!!! Supporting kids always the best option!

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