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Now that science and popular culture are increasingly recognizing the importance of bacteria in our bodies to our well-being, and the benefits of eating bacteria-rich foods, there is a revival of interest in fermented foods. This Olio will address a range of questions: What is fermentation? How does it transform food? Why is it practiced everywhere?
In this Olio, we will consider the phenomenon of fermentation.
Fermentation is practiced in every part of the world, and applied to every kind of food. It is a natural phenomenon that cultural traditions everywhere have harnessed to produce alcohol, to safely preserve food for storage, and to make food more delicious, more digestible, more nutritious, and less toxic.
The intentional practice of fermentation predates recorded history. The earliest practitioners did not specifically know about bacteria or other microorganisms, and yet the techniques they developed effectively select for desirable organisms while inhibiting undesirable ones. In our time, after a century of the War on Bacteria, and so many of the processes that produce the food we eat disappearing from our communities into faraway factories, many people project their anxiety about bacteria upon the process of fermentation, when in fact the process has long been associated with food safety.
Now that science and popular culture are increasingly recognizing the importance of bacteria in our bodies to our well-being, and the benefits of eating bacteria-rich foods, there is a revival of interest in fermented foods and beverages and the phenomenon itself. This Olio will address a range of questions: What is fermentation? How does it transform food? Why is it practiced everywhere? We will also explore fundamental concepts that will demystify the process and empower you with simple techniques to get started fermenting in your home kitchen. Be part of the fermentation revival!
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You’ve seen Emily in Paris, but is Parisian life all just cute outfits, champagne soirées and macarons? Join us for a panel discussion to find out! Hear from successful American expat ladies from different walks of life who will talk about their Paris experiences, highlight cultural differences and bring the City of Lights to life in all its unfiltered...
Saturday May 15th, 1pm - 2:30pm Eastern Time
Join author Stephanie Rabinowitz for an exciting exploration of relatively unsung American literary gems that you should be reading. From Willa Cather’s Death Comes for the Archbishop to John Williams’s Stoner, Toni Morrison’s The Bluest Eye, Henry James’s What Maisie Knew, and Wallace Stegner’s Angle of Repose...
Tuesday May 25th, 2pm - 3pm Eastern Time
At a time when we are more physically distant than ever before—how can we reverse the growing trends of disconnection to forge meaningful connections in business and in life? Even before the pandemic gripped the world, we had become a nation engulfed in loneliness. People have hundreds of “friends” on Facebook, and countless “connections”...
Thursday May 27th, 1pm - 2:15pm Eastern Time
Explore early stage startups with Initialized Capital cofounder and Managing Partner Garry Tan. Garry Tan is cofounder and Managing Partner at Initialized Capital, the early stage venture capital firm he founded with Reddit cofounder Alexis Ohanian. The VC firm has over $700M in assets under management and has a portfolio with over 200 companies, including...
Thursday May 27th, 2:30pm - 4pm Pacific Time
Deschooling & Decolonizing: Systemic Change From the Inside Out This 8-week OlioCourse examines the settler colonial history of the university and the different ways we can create decolonial projects from the institution’s structure using Janelle Monae’s work. We'll be launching our conversations off la paperson’s "A Third University is...
Friday May 28th, 7pm - 8:30pm Eastern Time(8 sessions)
Times of uncertainty can create obstacles for artists and designers; they also present opportunities for new ways of thinking, making, and envisioning. This course will provide both first-time and more experienced artists with prompts to inspire their art practice while navigating and reflecting on our current moment. A prompt is a starting point...
Wednesday Jun 2nd, 6pm - 8:30pm Central Time(12 sessions)
Explore cap tables, fundraising and early stage startups with Techstars Managing Director KJ Singh. KJ Singh is Managing Director for Techstars, a seed accelerator with 2,379 companies in its portfolio and over $11.4B in total funding. During his time at Techstars, KJ has invested in over 100 companies, which have collectively raised more than $200M...
Wednesday Jun 9th, 2:30pm - 4pm Pacific Time
This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions. Learn how to identify this unique order of insects as they take to the skies in early summer. Study their biology, behavior, habitat associations, and conservation efforts currently underway.
Monday Jul 12th, 10am - 12pm Eastern Time(3 sessions)
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