Herbal Bitters & Medicinal Tinctures
One drop brings a universe of flavor into your world. "Bitters" are infusions of herbs, roots, flowers, and barks in alcohol used to add flavor and help stimulate digestion - used as aperitifs, in cocktails, in water, or taken drop by drop medicinally. Flavorful bitters can be a double whammy; find out how a delicious addition to a cocktail can pack a medicinal punch! In this class with Andrea of Edible Alchemy, learn how to make tinctures & infusions with alcohol or vinegar bases out of local and global plants. Learn the basics of flavor blending & taste a few Edible Alchemy blends to pick apart how flavors meld together to satisfy all aspects of the tongue. We'll craft a cocktail punch together with EA bitters & sip on it while everyone creates their own blends from pre-infused 'simples' (one herb infusions) to take home. Then, leave to share your knowledge of bitters round tables all over & start your own herbal bitter kitchen apothecary! Provided: ingredients to craft 1 herbal tincture, a dropper bottle to put it in, and samples of our own proprietary blends + an info sheet with a few basic recipes to take home. Edible Alchemy loves to upcycle bottles - please bring clean bottles with lids of any size and shape for us to repurpose!
Edible Alchemy cultures a vibrant food community from the ground up. We believe that nutritious and local food is essential to healthy individuals and healthy communities. Through close ties with local farmers, ecologically-minded partners, and urban initiatives, Edible Alchemy sustains local food production to the community of Chicago. Our weekly produce and fruit shares expand the culinary palette while promoting stronger, more diverse, regional agriculture. Education and nutrition go hand-in-hand through cooking technique workshops and knowledge-sharing discussions, leaving no trace except a more conscientious alternative to modern industrial agribusiness. Edible Alchemy supports local growers and food artisans and puts our food dollars where our mouth is.
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