the ferment revival with darren ollerton from octopus workshops
It's an Octopus workshop fest!
We are celebrating the season of preserves with a series of workshops by Darren Ollerton.
Darren Ollerton runs intimate and fun workshops in Brighton on traditional and fermented foods. He holds a BA (Hons) degree in Politics and Sociology where his research focussed on the nature of, and relationship between ‘alternative’ medicine and mainstream or Western medicine. Interests stemming
from a personal journey with a chronic health condition, and experimentation with and healing through nutrition.
Digestion and particularly the gut fascinate Darren. His passion for fermented foods comes from their unique ability to nourish and replenish the bacteria in the gut, the integrity of which is a vital component to health and vitality. He is passionate about how reviving the practice of fermentation in our kitchens is a radical act, a kind of activism on the margins; reconnecting people with food-as-nutrition, and in so doing empowering people to make more informed choices around their health and wellbeing, and therefore resisting the whole commodification of food and the body.
Darren Ollerton is a food-activist living in Brighton, and the founder of Octopus Workshops.