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Fluff and fermentation

Posted by Devra First  September 26, 2013 12:47 PM

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It's a weekend to celebrate food, with two festivals on opposite ends of the flavor spectrum.


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At the Egleston Farmers' Market in JP, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on Saturday, check out the Fermentation Fest. Learn all about making pickles, sake, kombucha, tempeh, and more. Workshops include "Small Batch Vegetable Fermentation From a Vermont Expert," "Microbiology of Fermented Foods," and "Obliterating Stomach Issues & Cultivating Awesome Qi." Can't beat that.


File Photo Patrick D. Rosso/Your Town Correspondent

Then take your awesome qi over to Somerville for the eighth annual "What the Fluff?" festival, celebrating the invention of marshmallowy goodness in Union Square, Saturday 3-7 p.m. (Rain date is Sunday.) There will be free pedicab rides from the T and a designated parking area, food vendors, live performances, a cooking contest, and shenanigans ranging from Fluff jousting to blind man's Fluff. A new Pharaoh of Fluff will also be anointed. It could be you!

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