Michael Harlan Turkell spent years traveling the world to learn how to make, cook with and contextualize vinegar for his book, ACID TRIP. With such tangy tidbits, he’ll take guests on a journey through France, Italy, Austria, Japan and North America, introducing a multitude of vinegar-making practices that have evolved over centuries, as well as a repertoire of sweet and sour recipes that range from salad dressings to desserts, and even cocktails! You’ll also learn how to make your own vinegar at home, from a variety of bases like rice, apple cider, beer, wine and honey.
Each session will focus on making and cooking with one kind of vinegar. For our debut session on April 21, we'll be making our own mead vinegar using honey as the base.
Michael Harlan Turkell is an award-winning photographer and cookbook author, who wrote and photographed ACID TRIP: Travels in the World of Vinegar, winner of an IACP Cookbook Award for Culinary Travel. Over the past decade he's also photographed many prominent chef's cookbooks and hosted THE FOOD SEEN on HeritageRadioNetwork.org, as well as Season 3 of Food52's Burnt Toast podcast.
Gastro Obscura is part of the travel company and online magazine Atlas Obscura. Its mission is to inspire wonder and curiosity about the world through food and drink. Gastro Obscura’s global guide to places to eat and drink highlights eateries and bars that are unique, overlooked, and quietly extraordinary, and its articles and videos explore what food and drink reveal about the places where they’re made and the people who make them. In partnership with chefs, historians, and other experts, Gastro Obscura takes travelers on culinary trips and experiences around the world.
This online experience is part of Atlas Obscura’s Wonder From Home initiative. At Atlas Obscura, our mission has always been to inspire wonder and curiosity about the incredible world we all share. Now, more than ever, there’s a need to stay connected—not only to our sense of wonder, but to each other. Follow and share the hashtag #wonderfromhome for inspiring stories, more incredible online experiences, and live streams with the Atlas Obscura community. And check out AtlasObscura.com, the definitive guide to the world’s hidden wonders, to keep virtually exploring the world through the website’s atlas of amazing places, unique stories, and videos.
Once registered, guests will receive a password-protected link to participate in the Zoom experience. Guests will also be sent a list of ingredients and supplies in advance so they can cook along with the host.
There are 100 spots available on this experience.