Zero-Waste Events, Cook-Alongs and Workshops

In addition to these events, I give talks and teach workshops for various organizations such as NASA’s Johnson Space Center, Sierra Club, Plastic-Free July, Target, Facebook, PCC Community Markets, Singapore Writer’s Festival, libraries, waste management companies, corporations implementing more sustainable practices and introducing low-waste concepts to their employees, and so on. To book a speaking engagement, please contact my booking manager, Cecil Ang.


Tuesday, October 4th: Don’t Ditch Your Discard, Make Sourdough Pizza and Tortillas, 4pm PT/7pm ET

If you bake sourdough, make this pizza with the starter’s discard. We’ll also make sourdough tortillas with discard as our pizza proofs. You’ll need these very basic materials for the class. Cost: $27 per person. Go here to register.

Friday, October 14th to 16th: Bake for Ukraine, Online Sourdough Bread Workshop Fundraiser

Frustrated by watching YouTube video after YouTube video to learn how to bake sourdough bread, only to turn out disappointing loaves? Drastically shorten your learning curve by making bread during this interactive class and raise money to support people in Ukraine. Learn more and register here.

Wednesday, November 2nd: Sauerkraut, the Gateway Ferment, 4pm PT/7pm ET

If you can chop vegetables, you can make delicious lacto-fermented sauerkraut. In this workshop. We’ll not only start a batch of this gateway ferment, we’ll also discuss:

  • The basics of lacto-fermentation
  • The health benefits of fermented foods
  • Why fermentation is safer than many other types of food preparation
  • The basic tools you need—and the expensive ones you don’t

Cost: $20 per person. Go here to register.

Saturday, November 12th: Free Sourdough Starter Workshop, 9am PT/12pm ET

All you need to make your own sourdough starter are flour, water and a bit of patience. In this class, I will show you how to start a starter culture and how to keep it alive. Bring your flour, water, jar and questions and I’ll answer as many as I can after we start our starters together. Registration info coming soon.

Three-ingredient sourdough bread made with wild yeast

2022 Previous Events

  • Sept 22nd: Sourdough Starter Workshop
  • Sept 11th: Fermentation 101, Sunnyvale Library
  • Sept 10th: ReMaker Fair, Palo Alto Library
  • Aug 18th: Ginger Beer Fundraiser
  • Aug 4th: Sourdough Starter Workshop
  • June 29th: Mountain View Library Author Talk
  • June 16th: Philly Talks Trash, A Virtual Series on Waste
  • June 4th: Byrd’s Filling Station Grand Opening
  • May 26th: San Mateo Rotary Club Talk
  • May 24: Sourdough Starter Workshop
  • May 17th: Climate Reality Project Bay Area Cook-Along
  • May 11th: Eco-Friendly Challenges, Food Waste Talk
  • May 7th: Klickitat County Washington Solid Waste Department Cooking Demo
  • May 3rd: Santa Clara Library Author Talk
  • April 28th: Howard Hughes Medical Institute Cooking Demo
  • April 24th: Earth 2050 in Mill Valley
  • April 22nd: Stanford Health Care Earth Day Event
  • April 21st: Santa Clara Valley Water District Earth Day Talk
  • April 14th: Santa Clara County Recycling and Waste Reduction Commission
  • April 9th: Sunnyvale Drive Electric: Ride into Earth Month
  • April 5th: Mustela Food-Waste Prevention Cook-Along
  • April 3rd: Sunnyvale Edibles Gardening Talk
  • April 2nd: Sunnyvale Going Native Garden Tour Talk
  • March 31st: Acterra Cook-along on Zoom
  • March 30th: Solidarity Sauerkraut Cook-Along Fundraiser
  • March 24th: Katharine Hayhoe on Instagram Live
  • March 15th: Sunnyvale Rotary Club
  • March 8th: Make Borscht Not War Cook-Along Fundraiser
  • Feb 24th: Make Soup Not Waste Cook-Along Fundraiser
  • Feb 10th: Eleanor’s 8th Birthday Sourdough Starter Workshop
  • Feb 7th: Green Change’s Regeneration Meetup
  • Feb 7th: Live Zero Waste Challenge
  • Feb 3rd: Sierra Club Southeast Michigan
  • Jan 29th: Santa Clara County Library District Author Talk
  • Jan 25th: Mountain View Library Cook-Along
  • Jan 14th to 16th: Sourdough Bread Workshop
  • Jan 6th: PCC Markets Sourdough Starter Cook-Along

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