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Fermented Foods Demystified

  • Oak Park Conservatory 615 Garfield Street Oak Park, IL, 60304 United States (map)

Fermented Foods Demystified

Learn the importance and uses of fermentation in the foods you enjoy in this workshop presented by Cheryl Muñoz and Dr. Paul Schattauer. Delicious Living is a lecture series presented by the Friends of the Oak Park Conservatory. These lectures are FREE to members of the Friends of the Oak Park Conservatory. Become a member at to take part in these free lectures. Or register as a non-member for a $10 fee per lecture.

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Cheryl Munoz
Cheryl is the Founder of Sugar Beet Food Co-op and Founder and Exec. Director of Sugar Beet Schoolhouse.  To experience more meaningful connections to her local farmers and neighbors, she opened (along with hundreds of others) a cooperative grocery store in the Village of Oak Park, IL in July 2015.  The Co-op celebrates community and good food by providing a full service marketplace for local vendors and producers and greater access to local, organic food.  Her passion for education and skill sharing motivated her to organize an educational organization called Sugar Beet Schoolhouse that is a hub for food literacy through program development, facilitation and skill sharing.  Cheryl received the Golden Beet Award from the Illinois Stewardship Alliance for Community Food Development and she serves on the board of Chicago Slow Food and is on the Food Access Committee for Proviso Partners for Health. She enjoys planning community events and farm tours, and loves sharing her passion with others.  Cheryl lives in Oak Park, IL with her little farmers, Cedar and Cora, and her husband, Anthony.

Paul Schattauer M.D., ABFM, AAFP
Dr. Schattauer grew up in Iowa and had his first exposure to medicine in Lima, Peru where, just out of college, he volunteered at an obstetrical medical clinic helping an under-served population. He then received his medical degree from the University of Iowa School of Medicine. He spent a year studying theology at Yale Divinity School before completing a residency in family practice at St. Luke’s Hospital, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. In 1987, after being certified by the American Board of Family Medicine, he moved to Chicago area. For the past 27 years he has treated patients seeking natural medicine and minimizing the use of pharmaceuticals while providing cost effective health care. He now lives in Oak Park with his wife, Marcia, and two sons, Spencer and Lucas.

Earlier Event: October 17
Family Dinner at Autre Monde
Later Event: November 17
Leave No Leftovers