Sourdough & Vegetable Fermentation

2 of our Favorite Fermentation Topics in 1

This is a two-course-bundle! #doublewhammy

We have put together our two most popular courses so you can get started with sourdough baking as well as vegetable fermentation!

In our Sourdough course you will learn how to work with a sourdough culture to make beautiful loaves of bread, yes bread, and with different kinds of flours and with various techniques, but also pitas, pizza dough and pancakes! Always using a natural fermentation process.

At the same time the course explains why sourdough products compared to to other types of (industrial) baking are easier to digest, make the grains' nutrients more bioavailable, and stay so tasty so much longer.

Don't worry about being an expert. Bread baking is one of the most wonderful skills to learn! We will start from the sourdough culture and build your bread baking skills with all the supplies you have already at home.

In our Vegetable Fermentation course you will learn various methods to take practically every vegetable imaginable and transform it into healthy, delicious flavor explosions to go along with every meal.

Use this course and information as your springboard into the world of vegetable fermentation and probiotics. We will go over how you can get the highest probiotic count in your veggies. And for those who do not enjoy careful measurements all the time - tips how to simply do it by feeling!

We will work with natural yeasts and sugars from vegetables and fruits, as well as learn some 'backslopping' techniques.

Keep your eyes tuned as these courses continuously grow!

Course Curriculum

  Two in One Course
Available in days
days after you enroll

Courses Included with Purchase

Vegetable Fermentation
Various Tasty Preservation Techniques
Alexis Goertz
Doughs, Loaves, Flatbreads & Cakes
Alexis Goertz

Original Price: $90

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Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

Your Instructor

Alexis Goertz
Alexis Goertz

Alexis first stepped into the world of fermentation in Mozambique. Her stomach was struggling to cope with all the foods her body was not accustomed to. Locals urged her to place her trust in fermented corn drink, called Maheu, claiming it would help her digestive system acclimatize to the foreign bacteria. Always open to try new things, she took their advice and realized that there was more to this sour, tangy drink than she thought. Eight years later, she’s travelled to 43 countries and counting and her gut’s microbiome is the core of her calling. She has collected techniques, understandings and the bacteria and yeasts themselves in order to share the traditional practices of fermentation through interactive workshops, webinars, and online courses. Alexis has studied gut-health and explains the link of the gut-brain connection through the use of fermented foods. She gets her participants to relook at the good old saying 'you are what you eat' (or rather 'you are what you digest') as well as 'follow your gut feeling'.

Why Edible Alchemy?

Edible - you can eat it, and Alchemy - the same philosophy as the alchemists; turning normal things into gold! Here at Edible Alchemy, we change basic foods into more valuable foods. For example, fermented foods are more valuable in their taste. Think of how a normal cabbage can turn into a rich sauerkraut or kimchi. Fermented foods are also more valuable in the amount of time they can last and can be even stabler than their raw ingredients. Aged cheddar anyone? Depending if you are making of buying ferments, we can see fermented foods also are simply more valuable in terms of price in most cases, such as a bunch of grapes that ferment into a bold, round wine. Depending on your desired outcomes, fermented foods can have an appreciable amount of alcohol, which if that is your goal, they too become valued in these qualities. lastly, but not at all least, fermented foods are valuable in nutritional benefit for our bodies!

Fermented foods are nutrient dense foods, which means PACKED with vitamins, nutrients and often with probiotics which help us breakdown our foods better, gain energy, strengthen our immune systems and better our digestions. That's only the tip of the iceberg here. Check out more throughout the courses we have here and see what tantalizes your tastebuds and makes your microbiome (your internal fermentation vessel) get excited and happy!

Our gut is the core of our immune system!

80% of our immune system is in our gut.[1] Here, our immune cells are trained against viruses. when these viruses are discovered elsewhere in the body, it can send the fitting immune cells.

apart from this direct defensive mechanism there is another way in which a healthy gut microbiome protects us from infections. It is called colonisation resistance.[2] If our gut is already colonized with a diverse microbiome, viruses simply can not get a hold. Sorry, no vacancies!

Build up the diversity in your microbiome. You are what you eat!

If you are stuck at home, get a head start with our online course on Probiotic Foods in the Edible Alchemy Academy and strengthen your immune system with good microbes!

[1] Enders (2014): Darm mit Charme, p. 160f

[2] Trevor Lawley and Alan Walker, "Intestinal colonization resistance", Immunology, volume 38, pages 1-11, 2013 (from wikipedia)