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Trish Dent

Cooking & Fermentation Workshops




Workshops Spring-Summer 2020





Heal your Gut Workshop The immune system and gut re-boot 
Saturday 21st March
10am to 3pm 
Venue: Trish's Kitchen, Spexhall, Suffolk IP19 0RR
Cost £85, includes lunch. Payment secures your place

Do you suffer from bloating, IBS, inflammatory-related diseases or other persistent health issues, including weight problems? Antibiotics (both in ourselves and many animal products), some medications and other chemicals added to our food destroy the beneficial bacteria in our gut and allow the “bad guys” to dominate, resulting in compromised gut health, which may also lead to other health problems. 

During this workshop I present a four-step regime to get your health back on track:

  • We explore these steps in depth;
  • I demonstrate tasty dairy- and wheat-free meals and snacks, night-shade free and more.
  • We share a healthy gut-healing lunch that we prepare together
  • We discuss strategies to promote your beneficial bacteria.
  • We look at mutual support with moving forward.
A comprehensive handout of the day, including details of the four steps, recipes, tips and other notes, will be provided to all participants.

Discover the road to better health. 
To register, contact Trish on 01986 780939 or email me

Wild about Fermentation Workshop
Saturday 25th April
10 am to 1 pm 
Venue: WildGinger Health & Beauty, 313 Woodbridge Rd, Ipswich IP4 4AX
Cost £48. Contact Trish Dent to register


Fermentation of foods for our health is now mainstream news. Fermented foods are rich in bacteria that benefit our guts and are often rich in enzymes and vitamins.  In this workshop:
  • ·        I’ll share the benefits of culturing and consuming good bacteria
  • ·        The do’s and don’ts of making ferments safely  
  •       You get to taste a range of fermented foods, including kimchi, sauerkraut and drinks
  • ·        You’ll make your vegetable ferment to take home   
  • ·        Why soaking and sprouting is essential for your wellbeing; plus how to soak effectively
I’ll also show you how to make wonderful healing drinks: beetroot kvass, packed with vitamins and beneficial bacteria; and kefir, made from local raw milk or coconut milk, kefir cheese and a nut cheese. Full notes provided.
This is a hands-on workshop with demonstrations and discussion. Recipes and supporting information will be provided on the day in the form of a comprehensive “handout”.
To register, contact Trish on 01986 780939 or email me

Wild about Fermentation & Compresses Workshop
with Anna Mackenzie & Trish Dent
Saturday 6th June
10am to 4pm
Venue: Hackney, London
Cost tba. Contact Trish Dent to register


The value of fermented foods to our health is now in mainstream news. Fermented foods are rich in bacteria and other micro-organisms that benefit both our guts and our health. These tasty foods are often rich in enzymes and vitamins too.  In this workshop: 

  •  We’ll share the benefits of culturing and consuming good bacteria, including recent research
  •  You'll taste a range of fermented foods and drinks, including Kimchi, beetroot kvass, sauerkraut, other fermented veggies, nut cheeses, fermented gluten-free crackers and wraps
  •   We'll show you how to make these products
  •   The do’s and don'ts of making ferments safely
  •   You’ll make your vegetable ferment to take home
  •   News about natural prebiotic foods
  •   We share a fresh Macrobiotic lunch
  •   We'll give instructions on how to prepare compresses and explore their uses for health & wellbeing

  Full notes are provided.

To register, contact Trish on 01986 780939 or email me



Wild about Fermentation Workshop
Saturday 11th July 
10am to 1pm
Venue: Trish's kitchen, Spexhall, Suffolk IP19 0RR

Cost £48
Fermentation of foods for our health is now mainstream news. Fermented foods are rich in bacteria that benefit our guts and are often rich in enzymes and vitamins.  In this workshop:
  • ·        I’ll share the benefits of culturing and consuming good bacteria
  • ·        The do’s and don’ts of making ferments safely  
  •       You get to taste a range of fermented foods, including kimchi, sauerkraut and drinks
  • ·        You’ll make your vegetable ferment to take home   
  • ·        Why soaking and sprouting is essential for your wellbeing; plus how to soak effectively
I’ll also show you how to make wonderful healing drinks: beetroot kvass, packed with vitamins and beneficial bacteria; and kefir, made from local raw milk or coconut milk, kefir cheese and a nut cheese. Full notes provided.
This is a hands-on workshop with demonstrations and discussion. Recipes and supporting information will be provided on the day in the form of a comprehensive “handout”.
To register, contact Trish on 01986 780939 or email me