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Jam & Jive

Travaasa Austin

13500 Farm to Market 2769, Austin, TX 78726, USA

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Event Description

Join Travaasa Austin and Edible Austin at Jam & Jive, a weekend of learning, eating, dancing and exploring. On Saturday, enjoy a series of workshops, including canning and food preservation, designed for the budding and experienced foodie alike. In the evening, enjoy a farm-to-table dinner prepared by Travaasa Executive Chef Benjamin Baker and live music performed by La Strada, accompanied by “hand jive” dance demonstration and lessons. Stay the night and join us for brunch followed by tours of the Farm at Travaasa Austin. All proceeds from the event will benefit the Sustainable Food Center (SFC), which cultivates a healthy community by improving access to nutritious, affordable food

WORKSHOP ONE  |  3:30–4:30 p.m.
Choose One: 

Preserving Austin with Confituras | Jam Making Workshop with Stephanie McClenny 
Two-time Good Food award-winner Stephanie McClenny will talk about the history of canning and preserving and her personal travels along the path to forming a small-production jam company. She'll share some of her favorite seasonal fruit preserve ingredient combinations and demonstrate the process of preparing a French-inspired chocolate strawberry jam made with local Poteet strawberries. Participants will
learn valuable tips and techniques and take away a jar of this luxurious
                                                      locally-sourced jam!

Sourdough Bread | Fermenting Grains Workshops with Executive Chef Ben Baker
The sourdough workshop, hosted by Travaasa Executive Chef Benjamin Baker, will focus on fermenting grains as a historical method for increasing nutritional value and aiding in digestibility. Chef Ben will detail the progress that sourdough has made traveling the planet for the past 172 years, where it stayed, and for how long. Participants will learn the process involved in storing the starter and making the bread.

WORKSHOP TWO  |  56 p.m.
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Oh Kimchi! | Ancient Art of Making Kimchi Workshop with Abigail Lunde
Explore the ancient art of making kimchi in the traditional Korean method. Abbi will cover everything from the historic and cultural roots of kimchi to how to select seasonal veggies good for Kimchi making (the winter growing season in Austin is perfect for this), to a step-by-step and hands on demo of making and jarring your own! Attendees will take home their own 32 oz jar of a seasonal variety they will prepare themselves.

Rind to Seed | Citrus Preservation Workshop with Kate Payne
Participants will learn to deconstruct a grapefruit and utilize each component, from rind to seed, in creative and delicious ways. Projects will include infused syrups and vinegars (and beverages you can make with them called shrubs), homemade pectin, citrus salts and sugars, and ideas for preserving the juice for future use. All attendees will take home a jar of grapefruit-infused vinegar and recipes for how to use it up!



La Strada
La Strada's playlist draws from European and American folk and pop, from the ‘20s to the present. During their 2-set break, band members and dancers Laura Agnew and choreographer Dee McCandless will teach the Hand Jive Dance moves and perform their original "Can Dance," a captivating creation with influences from South African women's dance and children clapping dances. For a little taste of “Hand Jive” by Johnny Otis, click here! 

Stay overnight at Travaasa and join us for a jammin' Sunday Brunch and tours of the Farm at Travaasa Austin!

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January 25th, 2014  2:00 pmJanuary 26th, 2014  1:00 pm