Crack the Code of Kimchi and Create Your Own Unique Flavor

Explore the Korean staple of fermented kimchi, tasting a range of flavors before mixing up your own custom batch.

Crack the Code of Kimchi and Create Your Own Unique Flavor
  • Andrea Mattson is the manager of Edible Alchemy Food Co-op and knows her way around fermented vegetables
  • Experiment with a variety of vegetables and spices to create your very own kimchi recipe
  • Taste several varieties of kimchi and learn about the fermentation process of this vitamin-packed dish

Kimchi is the fermented Korean side dish that’s good on, well, just about everything. It can be spicy, sweet, garlicky, red hot or salty, but regardless of the taste, it’s guaranteed to be mouthwatering and packed with flavor. Join Andrea for a crash course in the basics of preparing kimchi. Sample several varieties for inspiration, before you experiment with traditional and nontraditional ingredients sourced by Edible Alchemy Foods Co-op from local area farmers. Leave with your own unique concoction and the know-how to make more varieties while your vegetables ferment at home for 1-3 weeks.

Andrea Mattson manages Edible Alchemy Foods Co-operative, a local and sustainable produce and bulk co-operative. She is also a member of the Eco Collective in Pilsen where she manages the rooftop garden and teaches practical, food-related workshops to students of all ages. A community-builder at heart, Andrea thrives on finding creative ways to bring her passion for gardening, cooking and medicinal herbs to others. She loves to ferment, experiment, learn and problem solve—especially when it involves seasonal, local ingredients.

Note: Please bring two glass quart jars with lids to transport your kimchi.

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Andrea Mattson - Herbal Alchemist

Andrea Mattson

Herbal Alchemist

Andrea Mattson is the manager of Edible Alchemy Foods Co-operative, a local and sustainable produce and bulk co-operative that strives to create community around food. Through this endeavor, Andrea has her green thumb on the pulse of Chicago’s locavore movement, as she cultivates relationships...

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Pilsen, Chicago, IL

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