Sourdough and Grain Preparation – Making Grains Great!

Boost your grainpower! Whole grains are an important part of a balanced diet, providing us with carbohydrates for energy and good thyroid metabolism plus minerals and B vitamins for overall health. Many people who find modern grain products difficult to digest can handle and enjoy grains when they are properly prepared. Proper preparation pre-digests gluten and starch as well as increasing mineral absorption.

In this hands-on workshop you will learn how easy it is to prepare and enjoy delicious, traditional grain-based foods to nourish yourself and your family.


On the day you will learn:



  • a brief science and history behind grains, nutritional benefits and cooking techniques
  • discover different ancient and whole grains
  • the ingenious methods of grain preparation our ancestors devised in order to extract the maximum nutrition and flavour from the grains


Hands on experience

  • this is a major part of the workshop where you will have to roll up your sleeves and get your hands dirty in our kitchen
  • ancient methods of grain preparation like soaking, sprouting, sour-leavening, and fermentation
  • prepare and sample four dishes that feature a different grain using different preparation techniques
  • prepare sourdough bread starter and learn how to care for it
  • make sourdough pita bread from scratch using sourdough starter  (sourdough pita bread is a great nutritional alternative to a loaf of bread and easy to prepare)
  • you will also have the opportunity to see, feel, smell and taste a range of grain based dishes


You will leave this workshop with:

  • a new appreciation of the health benefits of ancient and whole grains if prepared properly
  • knowledge and practical experience how to prepare grains in your kitchen
  • full recipes, instructions and how to’s
  • sourdough bread starter and fermented rice starter and instruction how to care for it


What to bring:

  • your wonderful self
  • your favourite apron, remember this is a hands-on workshop otherwise we will provide one for you
  • your questions, there will be plenty of time for questions, make sure you write them down so you don`t forget to ask



Central Ringwood Community Centre

Bedford Park, Rosewarne Lane (Via Bedford Road))

Ringwood 3134


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Event Detail

September 29, 2019 6:30 pm
September 29, 2019 9:30 pm
Meeting Room 7


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