Traditional Acorn Processing & Campfire Cooking
Oak trees have played a critical role in early human history around the world providing shelter, endless utilitarian applications, and most importantly–food.
Acorns, the nut of the oak tree, have been, for many ancient cultures, a staple food around which daily life often times revolved. Native Californians would tend the vast oak woodlands to improve the health and overall crop yield of the forest upon which their families would rely as a primary food source.
Although countless plants and animals rely on oak trees for survival, most acorns are inherently toxic to humans and must undergo special processing to be transformed into a tasty and nutritious food.
In this class, you will:
- Learn how native Californians gathered & stored acorns as food
- Use ancient methods to shell and grind acorns into flour
- Leach acorn meal using both hot and cold techniques
- Learn various methods of cooking acorn ash cakes over an open fire
- Taste a variety of nutritious & delicious, wild, native foods
This is a relaxed class for the family in a beautiful, wild, outdoor environment. Children under five years of age may attend free of charge with a registered adult.
Class Date: Tuesday, June 9th, 2015 (9am – 1pm)
Location: Santa Monica Mountains, Calabasas, CA
Early Bird Registration (ends June 6th): ……. $40
Standard Registration ……………………….…….. $50
*Additional details, including directions and what to bring, will be provided after sign up below.
Cancellation and Refund Policies
A great deal of staff time and expense is invested into the preparation and organization of individual classes. It is difficult and oftentimes impossible to recover costs and/or find a student to replace a cancelled registrant and so our cancellation and refund policies reflect this. Full refunds, minus $15 administrative fee for single day classes and a $30 admin fee for multi-day classes, are given to registrants who cancel with at least 7 days notice of the event. Cancellations made less than 7 days of the event forfeit a refund.