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Eric Edgin

Duluth, MN
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Eric grew up in rural southern Illinois fishing, hunting, foraging, and gardening as a way of life. He has continued to build on the skills and knowledge of his roots by attending naturopathic school, woodworking, teaching self-sufficient food classes, harvesting his own food, and perfecting food preservation and fermentation methods from around the world in a local context.

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Current Courses Offered by Eric Edgin

2 Days
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Exploring Fermented Foods

Fermentation—not just for brewers anymore! These days, fermented foods that can be easily prepared in the home are increasingly popular, as people begin to appreciate the healthful and delicious qualities of this ancient method of food preparation. In this overview course, you’ll explore the science behind fermentation and various cultural…
Sat, Apr 13th, 2019  –  Sun, Apr 14th, 2019
Instructor: Eric Edgin
1½ Days
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North Woods Cuisine: A Wild Culinary & Ecological Experience

Experience North Woods cuisine like never before while we expand the realm of possibilities for “local” food. This course is both a culinary experience and field-based exploration of the boreal forest. To begin, we’ll head into the field for a plant walk in several habitats, learning how to identify and…
Sat, Jul 20th, 2019  –  Sun, Jul 21st, 2019
Instructor: Eric Edgin

Past Courses Offered by Eric Edgin

All Fired Up: Cooking with Fire

Charcuterie Beyond the Basics: Traditional & Modern Methods of Meat Preservation

Coopering: Make A Wooden Bucket

Meat Preservation: The Basics and Beyond

Pork Butchery for Home Use: Nose to Tail

Salumi: Traditional Dry Curing Methods