Irasshaimase! Immerse yourself in the intricate, beautiful world of traditional Japanese sake in this 3-hour workshop. Sake is fermented rice wine, but the process of fermentation is actually more similar to beer than wine - starches are converted to sugars, which then ferment into alcohol. After fermenting rice and koji, a fungus, you are left with doburoku, an unfiltered, unpasteurised sake, teeming with probiotics, amino acids and Vitamin B. Historically, doburoku has played an essential role in Japanese households, acting as an energy drink to revitalise farmers during their long days toiling in the fields.
A by-product of the fermentation process is koji acid, which suppresses the production of melanin and can brighten the skin. It also possesses anti-ageing and anti-inflammatory properties. Finally, we’re left with sake kasu, or lees, a sediment rich in live cultures. It has a low alcohol percentage, making it perfect to add umami flavour while cooking. It can also be applied directly to the skin as a face pack. This class covers a simple, hands-on process for making your own traditional sake at home, with all ingredients and supplies provided. Oishii desu ne!
Yuka Discobeans hails from Osaka, where she opened the first Disco Beans Cafe and Gallery. Relocating to Melbourne, she opened another Disco Beans 8000km south, which quickly became a cultural institution. Yuka specialises in creating quick and nourishing gluten-free and vegan dishes. She runs an educational program for teens, creating their own character bento boxes. Yuka combines traditional Japanese tea ceremonies, recipes and practices with contemporary ideas and methods in a style all her own.
- How the fermentation process works
- How to make your own sake at home!
- All materials required to make sake
- Just yourself!
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Work-Shop is a creative concept that will broaden your horizons and help you unleash your inner awesome. We provide affordable short courses in life skills and alternative art. We’ve teamed up with Australia’s brightest creative minds to share their knowledge and help teach you a new skill.
From printmaking and stencil art through to music and gardening. From life skills and personal development through to blending tea and parkour, we offer a broad range of fun and creative short courses to suit our time poor lives. We will inspire you to pick up that pen, paintbrush, hammer or sewing machine and flick the switch that will kickstart a whole new way of life.
Locations: Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide & Fremantle
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We’ll do our darndest to run all scheduled classes, however, let’s face it… sometimes shit happens! Most of our classes must have a minimum of 5 participants before we can put them on. In the event that a class is cancelled, students will be notified via text message or email and entitled to a full refund or credit.
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Work-Shop requires 48 hours notice in writing prior to the class for a full refund or transfer. If you miss this window, earn some extra karma points and give your ticket to one of your buddies. Email email@example.com to organise a refund.
We’ll do our darndest to run all scheduled classes. Most of our classes must have a minimum of 5 participants before we can put them on. In the event that a class is cancelled, students will be notified via text message or email and entitled to a full refund or credit.