schedule

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Schedule

Kate is presently booking private teaching and speaking opportunities on a limited basis. Please visit the Speaking page to find out about booking her to speak in your city or conduct a demo or workshop.


Upcoming Events

Classes | Demos | Signings

Classes

Demos

Signings


Past Events

Classes | Demos | Signings

Classes

      • October 2, 2016Austin, TX: Austin Fermentation Festival, Kate is teaching about fermented pickling at 2:45p, check out the full schedule here, visit Texas Farmers’ Market for more info
      • September 23, 2016Marfa, TX: Join Kate at the Transpecos Festival of Music + Love for this DIY Bar: Love Potions & Beverage Botanica class where you can brush up your beverage skills in this botanical beverage workshop highlighting aphrodisiacs to enchant and allure. We’ll cover methods and basics for cordials, shrubs, syrups and other artful infusions. Participants will sip their way through the recipes they make and take home a personalized potion. Class fee includes all supplies and a recipe packet, 2:30-4:30p, sign up here
      • August 28, 2016Boston, MA: Boston Fermentation Festival, Kate is teaching about kimchi from 11-noon, then signing books in the fermented reading room from noon-1pm, then offering up info at the fermentation help desk from 2-3, more info about the festival here
      • August 20, 2016Austin, TX: Waterbath canning and pickling workshop at TreeHouse in South Austin 10:30am-noon. Free and open to the public, but RSVP required, details and sign-up available here
      • May 3, 2016Dallas, TX: Kate is teaching a hands-on seasonal beverages workshop at Whole Foods Market Highland Park location, 6:30-8:30p, email Kate to be informed when tickets are available
      • April 14-17, 2016Hunt, TX: DIY Bar: Bitters Workshops at Design Ranch! Learn more here
      • March 19, 2016Dallas, TX: Kate will be teaching a series of fermentation workshops at the Dallas Arboretum, get tickets here
      • March 13, 2016Marfa, TXDIY Ferments: Kickass Kimchi Get ready for a spring filled with killer kimchi you can easily make at home. Participants will learn the art of making this fermented specialty food that goes well on just about anything, from cutting and prepping the veggies to free-styling with ingredients of your choosing. Attendees will make and take home a jar of their own personalized kimchi, which will be ready to eat in 3 days. Class details here
      • March 2, 2016Austin, TXPickling 101: basics of fresh & fermented pickles. In this interactive class participants will learn about both methods of pickling, fresh and fermented pickling. Pickling with vinegar allows us to preserve local produce for pantry storage to enjoy pickled snacks and appetizers all year long. Participants will each make and take home their own jar of fermented kimchi and a jar of fresh pickled spring veggies that can be personalized to match flavor preferences. 6:30-8:30pm, Patricia’s Table, sign up here
      • February 23, 2016Austin, TX: DIY Bar Class: Crafting seasonal beverages Learn the art of shrubs, syrups, liqueurs, cordials and ways to up your bar and beverage game with seasonal, wild- and home-crafted ingredients. 6-8p, West Elm via Kitchen Underground, additional details and sign up here
      • February 21, 2016Belton, TX: Mother Earth News Fair comes to Texas with an amazing line-up of speakers. Kate will be teaching a 2-hour canning workshop at the fair, find schedule and ticket info here
      • February 13, 2016Marfa, TXDIY Bar: Beverage botanica & love potions Brush up your beverage skills in this botanical beverage workshop highlighting aphrodisiacs to enchant and allure. We’ll cover methods and basics for cordials, shrubs, syrups and other artful infusions. Participants will sip their way through the recipes while they make and take home a personalized potion. Info and registration here
      • January 30, 201620 mins east of Austin, TXPressure Canning 101: Canning Stocks and Broths Don’t miss this once a year pressure canning intro course. Visit the farm for a morning of learning how to make more room in your freezer by canning that delicious stock (attendees will also learn to make bone broths and stock!) and storing it in your pantry for immediate and convenient use. 10:00a-12:30p, tickets and info here
      • January 23, 2016Austin, TX: Fermenting 101: Sauerkraut Unleash your inner kraut prowess in this hands-on workshop. Participants will make sauerkraut from start to finish and will learn methodology, maintenance and lots of fermentation secrets, 2:30-4:30p at Kettle & Brine, tickets and info here
      • December 8, 2015Austin, TXDIY Ferments: Kickass Kimchi Get ready for a winter filled with killer kimchi you can easily make at home. Participants will learn the art of making this fermented specialty food that goes well on just about anything, from cutting and prepping the veggies to free-styling with ingredients of your choosing. Attendees will make and take home a jar of their own personalized kimchi, which will be ready to eat in 3 days, 6:30-8p, Friends & Neighbors, tickets and info here
      • December 5, 2015 – Dallas, TX: Gifts in Jars: Canning and crafting homemade holiday gifts In the class we will focus on a seasonal preserving project, tangerine cranberry marmalade. Participants will learn the fundamentals of sealing jars safely in a waterbath canner as well as a thorough understanding of some of the common safety concerns with canning. We’ll also cover an exhaustive list of other ideas for complementary gifts in jars like homemade granola, fruit roll-ups, bread/pancake dry mixes and other gifts in jars ideas. 11a-1p, sign up here
      • November 21, 2015Austin, TX: DIY Ferments: Kickass Kraut Unleash your inner kraut kickass in this hands-on workshop. Participants will make sauerkraut from start to finish and will learn methodology, maintenance and lots of fermentation secrets, 2-4p at in.gredients, reserve your spot here
      • October 27, 2015Austin, TX: The DIY Bar: Crafting bitters & liqueurs workshop returns after a sold-out spring class. Learn the art of crafting your own bitters and liqueurs to add unique, creative flavors to your home bar. Participants will learn the science behind and basic techniques for home infusions. Additionally, we will discuss the history and present-day use of botanicals, bitters, and liqueurs as herbal remedies for relaxation, digestion, and more. Participants will each create and take home two personalized jars of bitters made in class with botanicals such as wormwood, gentian, dandelion, wild cherry bark, sarsaparilla, and various aromatic spices. BYOB! 7-9pm, Patricia’s Table, sign-up here
      • October 3, 2015Dallas TX: The DIY Bar: Crafting bitters & liqueurs workshop comes to the Dallas Fort Worth area for the first time! Learn the art of crafting your own bitters and liqueurs to add unique, creative flavors to your home bar. Participants will learn the science behind and basic techniques for home infusions. Additionally, we will discuss the history and present-day use of botanicals, bitters, and liqueurs as herbal remedies for relaxation, digestion, and more. Participants will each create and take home two personalized jars of bitters made in class with botanicals such as wormwood, gentian, dandelion, wild cherry bark, sarsaparilla, and various aromatic spices. 3-5p, sign-up here
      • October 3, 2015Dallas, TX: Canning 101: Fresh pickling basics. Kate is teaching a vegetable pickling workshop at Whole Foods Market on Park Lane, details and sign-up here
      • September 25, 2015Marfa, TX: Kate is launching a Texas regional bitters line (!!!) and will be teaching a hands-on bitters workshop at Transpecos Fesival of Music + Love, workshop on Friday from 4-6:30p, limited space available, details and sign-up here
      • August 30, 2015Austin, TXAdult Summer Camp: Lacto-fermented Veggies Class, Antonelli’s Cheese is hosting a series of adult summer camps! This hands-on lacto-fermented veggies workshop with Kate Payne will cover methodology for krauts & kimchi and also for pickling seasonal veggies in a fermented brine, 2-4p, sign up here
      • July 18, 25 & Aug 1, 2015Bee Cave, TX: Canning class series at Faraday’s Kitchen Store, details and sign up info here
      • June 20, 2015Austin, TX: Hands-on fermented pickling workshop at Mockingbird Domestics, 1-3:30pm, sign up here
      • June 13, 2015Dallas, TX: Pickling 101 Class at North Haven Gardens, 1:00-3:30pm, please call 214-363-5316to register by Wednesday, June 10th or sign up online here
      • April 11, 2015Austin, TXDIY Bar: Crafting bitters & liqueurs hands-on workshop, learn the art of crafting your own bitters and liqueurs to add unique, creative flavors to your home bar. Participants will learn the science behind and basic techniques for home infusions. Additionally, we will discuss the history and present-day use of botanicals, bitters, and liqueurs as herbal remedies for relaxation, digestion, and more. Participants will each create and take home two personalized jars of bitters made in class with botanicals such as wormwood, gentian, dandelion, burdock, angelica, sarsaparilla, and various aromatic spices. Mockingbird Domestics, 2-4p sign-up here
      • March 10-11, 2015Marfa, TX: Join Kate for a series of workshops at El Cosmico in the spring. Details here
      • February 28, 2015Austin, TX: Hands-on pickling workshop at Johnson’s Backyard Garden’s river farm, 10am-12:30pm, details and sign-up here
      • February 21, 2015Austin, TX: Kate will be the keynote presenter at the Austin Herb Society’s Annual Herb Seminar. Kate’s workshop, Herbal Ferments: Exploring Fermentation with Herbs, will cover lacto-fermentation basics and incorporating herbs into projects like brined pickles, fermented relishes and chutneys, and fermented and other infused beverages. More information here
      • February 7, 2015Austin, TX: Fermented pickling workshop at Mockingbird Domestics, Learn how to ferment vegetables into tasty and probiotic pickles and krauts. Lacto-fermented foods provide numerous health benefits using lactobacillus bacteria to preserve food as opposed to vinegar. We’ll cover methodology for krauts & kimchi and also for pickling seasonal veggies in a fermented brine. In addition to a recipe and methodology packet, participants will take home a personalized a jar of seasonal veggies to ferment. Light drinks and snacks provided, 1-3pm, sign-up here
      • January 24, 201520 mins east of Austin, TX: The pressure canning series is back! Save the date for an intro level course and an advanced class out on the farm. Discounted rate and lunch add-on option will be available for those staying for both. 101 level class 10am-12:30pm, 202 level class 2-4:30pm, sign up for one or both here
      • December 1, 2014 – Austin, TX: Gifts in Jars: Canning and crafting homemade holiday gifts: Show your friends and family some homemade love this holiday season. Learn how to water bath can and assemble great homemade food gifts. In this demonstration class, Kate will show attendees the process for canning cranberry jam and making fruit rolls. Class includes ideas for other great food gifts, compiling gift kits and packaging your DIY and home-preserved foods and treats for holiday gifting. 6:30-8:30pm, Patricia’s Table, sign here
      • October 27, 2014 – Austin, TX: Hands-On Canning and Food Preservation Series – Pickling 101: basics of fresh & fermented pickles. In this interactive class participants will learn about both methods of pickling, fresh and fermented pickling. Pickling with vinegar allows us to preserve local produce for pantry storage to enjoy pickled snacks and appetizers all year long. Participants will each make their own jar of a fermented mixed fall vegetable slaw with veggies like cabbage, carrots, beets and turnips and a jar of fresh pickled carrots personalized to match flavor preferences. 6:30-8:30pm, Patricia’s Table, sign up here
      • October 18, 2014Austin, TX: DIY Bar: Crafting bitters & liqueurs hands-on workshop, learn the art of crafting your own bitters and liqueurs to add unique, creative flavors to your home bar. Participants will learn the science behind and basic techniques for home infusions. Additionally, we will discuss the history and present-day use of botanicals, bitters, and liqueurs as herbal remedies for relaxation, digestion, and more. Participants will each create and take home two personalized jars of bitters made in class with botanicals such as wormwood, gentian, dandelion, burdock, angelica, sarsaparilla, and various aromatic spices. Mockingbird Domestics, 2-4pm, sign up here
      • September 26, 2014 – Marfa, TX: DIY Bar: bitters and liqueurs hands-on workshop at the Trans-Pecos Festival of Music and Love, 4-6 pm, El Cosmico, sign up here
      • September 20, 2014Pflugerville, TX: Sweet preserving and fruit butters, learn how to preserve small batches of fruit. Using seasonal fruit with a demonstration on how to make fruit butters. This class is free, and anyone 13 and up is welcome to attend, more info here
      • Mondays in August 2014 – Austin, TX: Join us at the Whole Foods Market Flagship in downtown Austin for a series of classes with Kate Payne on preserving those summer flavors. Schedule includes August 4: Tomatoes; August 11: Fig Jam; August 18: Vinegar Pickles; August 25: Fruit Butters. All classes will be located in the Culinary Center, cost $15 each and run from 6-8 pm. Please feel free to bring snacks or beverages from the store to enjoy during class, sign up here
      • June 26, 2014Oakland, CA: Learn the basics of lacto-fermentation (brining) as a form of food preservation, bring fermented food to swap, and meet Kate at this super affordable event in conjunction with FarmCurious, 7:00-9:00p, $5 sign up here
      • June 22, 2014Seattle, WA: Canning with Kids. Join us for a hands-on strawberry jam workshop where you and your child will learn small-batch home food preserving you can do as a family. The class also covers tips for preparing seasonal fruits and vegetables safely and easily with the water bath canning method. Book Larder 10a-noon, details and registration here
      • June 8, 2014Troy, NY: Pressure Canning 101 class presented by From Scratch Club: Learn how to line your pantry shelves with homemade stocks (and make more room in your freezer)! Participants will learn methods for making various stocks and safely preserving them using a pressure canner. You’ll learn proper methods for how to safely seal jars for shelf storage with ingredients that are not safe to simply waterbath can. Students will gain an understanding of how to pressure can other foods and will receive a recipe and methodology packet in class, 1-3:30p, Oakwood Community Center, register here
      • June 6, 2014 – Saratoga Springs, NY: Join Kate for a 1-hour demonstration class on budget-friendly entertaining with recipes and a tasting from the book, 6-7p, Healthy Living Market, sign up here
      • June 5, 2014East Granby, CT: Hip Girl’s Guide to the Kitchen book talk and workshop on how to green your cleaning supplies! East Granby Public Library, 24 Center Street, Call or stop by to sign up. 860-653-3002
      • May 19, 2014Austin, TX: Join Kate for an interactive, hands-on preserving class, covering all the delicious ways to use summer’s berries. Participants may choose between making  their own jar of pickled blueberries or a jar of blackberry syrup. Kate will also discuss other ideas for preserving berries such as fruit leather and healthful and a delicious way to use up your berry scraps in home-fermented vinegars, Whole Foods Market Lamar Culinary Center, 6-8p, register here
      • February 15, 2014 – Austin, TXSaving the Season: Lact0-Fermentation Workshop Gain an in-depth understanding of fermentation (brining) as a form of food preservation in this intensive workshop. Lacto-fermented foods provide numerous health benefits using lactobacillus bacteria to preserve food as opposed to vinegar. We’ll cover methodology for kraut/kimchi, cultured seasonal veggies in a fermented brine and raw, live-cultured vinegars. noon-4pm, Green Gate Farms, East Austin, sign up here
      • January 25, 2014 – Austin, TX: Save the date for Edible Austin & Travaasa Austin’s Jam & Jive preservation retreat to benefit Sustainable Food Center. Kate will be teaching a rind to seed citrus preservation workshop, demonstration creative and delicious ways to use up or save every component of citrus fruits.
      • November 30, 2013 – Austin, TX: Canning Workshop with Beets! a low-cost waterbath canning workshop in East Austin’s local grocery, in.gredients, 2-4pm, sign up here
      • October 23, 2013 – Austin, TX: Fermented beverage basics class at TreeHouse. Sign-up info and details here
      • October 16, 2013 – Austin, TX: Fermentation basics class at TreeHouse. Sign-up info and details to here
      • Tuesdays in October, 2013 – Austin, TX: Join us for a series of classes with Kate Payne on waterbath canning and fermenting those fall flavors. Schedule includes October 8: Chutney & Canning; October 15: Making Fruit Butters; October 22: Vinegar Pickles; October 29: Fermenting Kimchi & Sauerkraut. All classes will be located in the Culinary Center and run from 6-8 pm. Please feel free to bring snacks or beverages from the store to enjoy during class. Email Laura – Laura.Benold@wholefoods.com – to learn more and sign up!
      • Tuesdays in August/September, 2013 – Austin, TX: Do cucumbers pickle your fancy? Does jam make you feel peachy? Join us for a series of classes with Kate Payne on canning, fermenting, pressure canning and explore other food preservation methods. Schedule includes August 6: Canning honeyed peaches and preserving peach jam, August 13: Fermenting cucumber pickles, August 27: Drying tomatoes as a means of preservation, and September 3: Pressure canning broths & stocks. All classes except for Sept 3 (located in adjacent Culinary Center) are located inside the Whole Foods Market Downtown location in the Mezzanine Cafe (just above the prepared foods cash registers) and they run from 6:30-8:30 pm.
      • August 17, 2013 – Austin, TX: Pear canning workshop with Women.Design.Build. Join Kate for an interactive class to learn the essentials of putting up your favorite pear preserves. Stay tuned for the opportunity to vote for the projects to be covered in class on WDB’s facebook page. 1-4pm, details and sign up here
      • July 22, 2013 – Austin, TX: Attendees will learn how to make a popular condiment, smoky chipotle pickled onions! We’ll cover the waterbath canning method of sealing the jars for shelf-storage as well as common safety concerns with food preservation. Beyond the process of working with onions, participants will learn the methodology for how to safely and deliciously fresh pickle any vegetable. Participants will each take home a recipe and methodology packet and 3lbs of onions to pickle at home. Register here
      • July 10, 2013 – Austin, TXSmall-batch & From-scratch: Texas Peach Preserving Join Kate for an interactive, hands-on preserving class in East Austin, covering waterbath canning essentials for pickled peaches and peach jam. Kate will also discuss other ways of preserving peaches such as peach leather and great, delicious ways to use up your peach preserving scraps, 6-8:30pm, space limited, details and sign up here
      • June 15, 2013 – Austin, TXSaving the Season: Tomatoes Canning Workshop Learn how to prepare tomatoes for canning (either whole, diced or in preparation for sauces) and see the process for putting them up using a waterbath canner pot. Workshop attendees will go home with a methodology and recipe packet and 10lbs of Green Gate Farms heirloom and other variety tomatoes for you to can on your own! 10a-12:30p, reserve your spot here
      • May 19, 2013 – Austin, TXSaving the Season: Lact0-Fermentation Workshop Gain an in-depth understanding of fermentation (brining) as a form of food preservation in this hands-on, intensive workshop. Lacto-fermented foods provide numerous health benefits using lactobacillus bacteria to preserve food as opposed to vinegar. We’ll cover methodology for kimchi, cultured seasonal veggies in a fermented brine and raw, live-cultured vinegars. 1-5pm, East Austin, reserve your spot here
      • May 5, 2013 – Elmwood Park, NJ: Sweet preserves and canning workshop at a private home, 2:30-5:00pm. Learn about personalizing flavor and sweetness in the making of sweet preserves and how to can them safely for pantry storage. Space very limited, details and tickets here
      • April 27-28, 2013 – Coventry, CT: Kate is teaching a series of pressure canning workshops on each weekend day, two 101-level pressure canning basics courses and two specialized project courses (soups and sauces; veggies without vinegar). Discounts available for those taking both the 101 class and special project class. For a list of all options and to buy tix visit Coventry Regional Farmers’ Market’s eventbrite page
      • April 13, 2013 – Austin, TX: Pickling workshop at Johnson’s Backyard Garden, 10:30a-12:30p, tickets and info here
      • March 2, 2013 – Austin, TXPickling 101: Basics of Fresh & Fermented Pickles In this interactive class participants will learn about both methods of pickling, fresh and fermented pickling. Pickling with vinegar allows us to preserve local produce for pantry storage to enjoy pickled snacks and appetizers all year long. Participants will also learn the basics of fermentation (brining) as a form of food preservation. We will be working with cabbage (sauerkraut or kimchi) for the fermented portion and beets for the fresh pickling portion. 10am-12:30pm, Escoffier Culinary School
      • February 24, 2013 – Austin, TXSaving the Season: Lact0-Fermentation Workshop Gain an in-depth understanding of fermentation (brining) as a form of food preservation in this hands-on, intensive workshop. Lacto-fermented foods provide numerous health benefits using lactobacillus bacteria to preserve food as opposed to vinegar. We’ll cover methodology for kimchi, cultured seasonal veggies in a fermented brine and raw, live-cultured vinegars. 1-5pm, East Austin
      • January 20, 2013 – Austin, TXSaving the Season: Cultured Winter Veggies Fermentation Workshop, co-taught with Amanda Love. Learn the basics of fermentation (brining) as a form of food preservation. Lacto-fermented foods provide numerous health benefits using lactobacillus bacteria to preserve food as opposed to vinegar. We’ll cover methodology for sauerkraut, kimchi and cultured seasonal veggies in a fermented brine. 2-5pm, East Austin, reserve your spot here
      • January 12, 2013 – Austin, TXPickling 101: Basics of Fresh & Fermented Pickles In this interactive class participants will learn about both methods of pickling, fresh and fermented pickling. Pickling with vinegar allows us to preserve local produce for pantry storage to enjoy pickled snacks and appetizers all year long. Participants will also learn the basics of fermentation (brining) as a form of food preservation. We will be working with cabbage (sauerkraut) for the fermented portion and beets for the fresh pickling portion. 1-4pm, Escoffier Culinary School
      • January 6, 2013 – Austin, TXSeasonal Cooking Series: Winter Stews & Soups + Pressure Canning Soups, co-taught with Amanda Love. Learn the art of making simple, nourishing soups from vegetable, chicken and beef broth. Take away the formula for making your own delicious, seasonal soups at home without recipes and how to store them safely in your pantry vs. the freezer via pressure canning. 2-5pm, East Austin
      • November 10, 2012 – Austin, TXGifts in Jars: Canning and crafting homemade holiday gifts, show your friends and family some homemade love. Learn how to put up and package DIY and home-preserved foods and treats for holiday gifting. 1-3:30pm, reserve your spot here
      • September 2, 2012 – Austin, TX: Learn how to line your pantry shelves with homemade chicken stock (and make more room in your freezer)! Participants will learn how to safely preserve soups and stocks using a pressure canner; everyone will take home a sealed pint jar of locally-pastured chicken stock, 1-4pm, East Austin, tickets and more information here
      • August 5, 2012Austin, TX: Get ready for fall with this fruit butters and sauces class. While we’ll be working with local pears making pear butter, the method we’ll cover is the same for apples and apple sauce. 1-4pm, hands-on, space limited, reserve a spot here
      • August 6, 2012 – Austin, TX: Join Kate for a small-batch preserving class in East Austin, covering waterbath canning and fermentation essentials for Texas okra. 6:30-9pm, hands-on, space limited, reserve a spot here
      • July 15, 2012 – Austin, TX: Join Kate for a small-batch preserving class in East Austin, covering waterbath canning essentials for pickled peaches and peach jam. 1-4pm, space limited, reserve a spot here
      • June 17, 2012  – Austin, TX: Fresh pickling with cucumbers and beginning fermentation workshop, 1-3:30pm, East Austin, Kate’s home (Rosewood/Webberville area), space very limited, register here
      • June 9, 2012Austin, TX: Canning with Kids at Whole Foods Lamar Culinary Center. Join us for a hands-on strawberry jam workshop where you and your child will learn small-batch home food preserving you can do as a family. The class also covers tips for preparing seasonal fruits and vegetables safely and easily with the water bath canning method. $50 per parent-child pair, 10am-12:30pm, 525 N. Lamar Blvd, Buy your tickets here
      • May 31, 2012Brooklyn, NY: Small-batch fresh and fermented pickling workshop that includes a copy of the new edition of HGGH, 6:30-8:30p, sign up here
      • May 25, 2012Hollywood, CA: Budget-friendly Summer Beverages Class, The Farmer’s Kitchen, sign up here
      • May 23, 2012Los Angeles, CA: Green Your Cleaning Supplies Workshop, ReForm School, details and registration here
      • May 19, 2012Austin, TX: Dilly beans canning class in East Austin, 10:30a-12:30p, sign up here
      • May 5, 2012Austin, TX–CANCELED–check back for a fall 2012 offering at WF: Gluten-free sandwich bread at Whole Foods Culinary Center, details and registration here
      • April 29, 2012**LOCATION CHANGE**Austin, TX: Fridge pickling and beginning fermentation workshop, 1-3:30pm, East Austin, Kate’s home (Rosewood/Webberville area), space limited, register here
      • April 18, 2012Indianapolis, IN: Green Your Cleaning Supplies Workshop, Homespun Workshops and Gallery Space in Irvington (206 South Audubon Rd., Indianapolis), space limited, call Homespun at 317-351-0280 to register
      • March 29, 2012Austin, TX: Beets and sweet pickling class with JBG Organics, 6-8pm, Natural Epicurean Academy of Culinary Arts, 1700 S Lamar Blvd, space limited, register here
      • March 25, 2012Austin, TX: Hip Girl’s Guide to Spring Preserves. Downsize those large scale canning projects! Learn to make single jars of canning staples that can be used to enhance the flavors and add complexity to all kinds of dishes. Kate will share insight into simplifying recipes for modern life and using easy-to-find, fresh and unprocessed ingredients. 5-7:30pm, Central Market Cooking School
      • January 25, 2012 Indianapolis, IN: Sweet Preserves and Marmalade Canning Class at Indianapolis, City Market, 222 E. Market St., Indianapolis
      • December 5, 2011Austin, TX: Student pickling workshop 5-8p, Natural Epicurean Academy of Culinary Arts, 1700 S. Lamar
      • November 6, 2011Austin, TX: Sausage-making party with Hilah Cooking!, skill-share style

Demos

      • July 9-10, 2016West Bend, WI: Kate will be speaking and demonstrating food preservation topics at the Wisconsin Mother Earth News Fair, stay tuned here for information as it becomes available
      • October 28, 2015Austin, TX: Gain a basic understanding of fermentation (brining) as a form of food preservation in this demonstration-style class. Lacto-fermented foods provide numerous health benefits using probiotic bacteria to acidify and preserve food as opposed to vinegar. Kate will demo her recipe from Hip Girl’s Guide to the Kitchen for ‘Dilled Carrots or Any Brined Veggie Ferment’ and discuss using different veggies and herbs to create flavorful, health-promoting additions to meals year-round, Whole Foods Market at The Domain, 6:30-7:30pm with a book signing to follow, free, RSVP required
      • October 25, 2015Austin, TX: Kate is leading a fermented fruit-scrap vinegar workshop at the Austin Fermentation Festival, tickets and info here
      • October 17, 2015Austin, TX: Kate will demonstrate fall food preservation at Whole Foods Market’s flagship Lamar store, 1-4pm, RSVP here
      • August 22, 2015Santa Rosa, CA: Kate is leading a fermented fruit-scrap vinegar workshop at the Farm to Fermentation Festival, tickets and info here
      • August 15, 2015Austin, TX: Summer vegetable pickling demo at Austin Public Library’s Recycled Reads, 2p, free, details here
      • August 8, 2015San Antonio, TX: Pickling demo at The Twig Book Shop during Pearl Farmers’ Market, 11a-1p, stay tuned for additional details
      • May 31, 2015Austin, TX: in.season: Farming, Foraging and Homesteading Go Texan event at in.gredients, free, 10a-2p, Kate’s fermented pickling demo is at 11:15a, additional details and rsvp here
      • April 30, 2015Nashville, TN: Hip Girl’s Guide to the Kitchen Happy Hour and fermentation demo at CenWood Appliance Showroom, 7-9p, RSVP here
      • April 11, 2015San Antonio, TX: San Antonio Book Festival, Central Market Cooking Tent (Southwest School of Art, in the southwest corner of the Ursuline Campus parking lot), details and time here
      • December 20, 2014 – Cedar Park, TX: Learn how to quick pickle the gorgeous sweet peppers farmers are bringing to market this winter! Stop by the main market tent at Cedar Park Farmers’ Market for this demo and other tips for using or preserving seasonal produce. 10am-noon, Cedar Park Farmers’ Market, Lakeline Mall Parking Lot – Behind Sears and Dillard’s
      • December 9, 2014Austin, TX: Learn to make a festive holiday beverage called a ‘shrub’ from seasonal fruit. Sweet Home & Gifts, 2-4pm
      • November 15, 2014Austin, TX: Austin Fermentation Festival – Save the date, Kate will be demo’ing fermented fruit vinegars, festival runs from 11-4 and is free to attend, 11:45a-12:30p
      • October 25, 2014Austin, TX: Texas Book Festival – Cooking Tent, Kate will demonstrate two recipes from Hip Girl’s Guide to the Kitchen at the book festival, 2:30-3:30p, visit the signing tent immediately following the demo, check out all my events at the festival in the post here
      • September 14, 2014Austin, TX: Food Preservation Info Booth with fermentation demos at HOPE Farmers Market, 11am-3pm, free
      • July 27, 2014 – Austin, TX: Learn a handful of ways to preserve summer produce! Stop by the main market tent at Mueller Farmers’ Market for this demo and for other tips for using or preserving seasonal produce. 11am-1pm, Mueller Farmers’ Market, 4550 Mueller Blvd. at the Browning Hangar
      • July 26, 2014 – Cedar Park, TX: Learn a handful of ways to preserve summer produce! Stop by the main market tent at Cedar Park Farmers’ Market for this demo and other tips for using or preserving seasonal produce. 10am-noon, Cedar Park Farmers’ Market, Lakeline Mall Parking Lot – Behind Sears and Dillard’s
      • June 21, 2014Portland, OR: Visit me for a small-batch fermentation demo at the Beaverton Farmers Market, 9a-1p
      • June 18, 2014Santa Monica, Los Angeles, CA: Follow that Chef series hosted by The Gourmandise School and Santa Monica Farmer’s Market, Kate will shop the market then teach a free demonstration session at the school, 9-11a, sign up here
      • June 7, 2014Saratoga Springs, NY: Visit the demo kitchen at Healthy Living Market to meet Kate, learn a new kitchen skill and get a signed copy of the book, 11:30a-3p, no registration required
      • June 3, 2014Northampton, MA: Visit Kate at the Tuesday Market for a sauerruben demo (like sauerkraut but with turnips) and learn to make your own probiotic shredded ferments in small batches, 2:30-5:30p
      • May 30, 2014New York, NY: Visit Kate at the chef tent at the Union Square Greenmarket, 11a-2p
      • May 21, 2014Austin, TX: Save the date for a Slow Food Austin Slow Session with Kate. Learn to ferment summer’s veggies and check out the new book, 6-8p, Springdale Farm, register here
      • May 20, 2014Austin, TX: Join Kate to celebrate Hip Girl’s Guide to the Kitchen’s book release and learn to make shrubs, sweetened, fruit-infused vinegar beverages that are sure to impress at your next dinner party, Sustainable Food Center, 5:30-7p, rsvp here
      • December 22, 2013 – Austin, TX: Join Kate for a small-batch, seasonal preserving demo 11am-1pm, Mueller Farmers’ Market, 4550 Mueller Blvd. at the Browning Hangar
      • December 21, 2013 – Cedar Park, TX: Join Kate for a small-batch, seasonal preserving demo 10am-noon, Cedar Park Farmers’ Market, Lakeline Mall Parking Lot – Behind Sears and Dillard’s
      • October 19, 2013 – Cedar Park, TX: Kate is teaming up with John of Assured Sharp to hone market goers’ knife skills, both how to hold and use them properly and how to keep knives sharp between sharpenings, more info here 10am-noon, Cedar Park Farmers’ Market, Lakeline Mall Parking Lot – Behind Sears and Dillard’s\
      • October 13, 2013 – Austin, TX: Kate is teaming up with John of Assured Sharp to hone market goers’ knife skills, both how to hold and use them properly and how to keep knives sharp between sharpenings, more info here 11am-1pm, Mueller Farmers’ Market, 4550 Mueller Blvd. at the Browning Hangar
      • July 30, 2013 – ONLINE: Join Kate for a free web chat and ask her all your questions about house, home and kitchen. RSVP here
      • July 21, 2013 – Austin, TX: Learn a handful of ways to preserve summer produce! Stop by the main market tent at Mueller Farmers’ Market for this demo and for other tips for using or preserving seasonal produce. 11am-1pm, Mueller Farmers’ Market, 4550 Mueller Blvd. at the Browning Hangar
      • July 20, 2013 – Cedar Park, TX: Learn a handful of ways to preserve summer produce! Stop by the main market tent at Cedar Park Farmers’ Market for this demo and other tips for using or preserving seasonal produce. 10am-noon, Cedar Park Farmers’ Market, Lakeline Mall Parking Lot – Behind Sears and Dillard’s
      • June 22, 2013– Cedar Park, TX: Learn a handful of ways to preserve summer tomatoes without a canner pot! Kate will show great ways to dry and freeze tomatoes for future sauces. Stop by the main market tent at Cedar Park Farmers’ Market for this demo and other tips for using or preserving seasonal produce. 10am-noon, Cedar Park Farmers’ Market, Lakeline Mall Parking Lot – Behind Sears and Dillard’s
      • June 23, 2013 – Austin, TX: Learn a handful of ways to preserve summer tomatoes without a canner pot! Kate will show great ways to dry and freeze tomatoes for future sauces. Stop by the main market tent at Mueller Farmers’ Market for this demo and for other tips for using or preserving seasonal produce. 11am-1pm, Mueller Farmers’ Market, 4550 Mueller Blvd. at the Browning Hangar
      • May 18, 2013 – Cedar Park, TX: Learn to make fermented New York-style Kosher dills with green tomatoes. Stop by the main market tent at Cedar Park Farms to Market for this demo and other tips for using seasonal produce. 10am-noon, Cedar Park Farmers’ Market, Lakeline Mall Parking Lot – Behind Sears and Dillard’s
      • May 4, 2013 – New York, NY: New Museum’s Ideas City 2013. Kate will lead an ongoing workshop for festival goers entitled Something From Nothing: Fruit Scrap Vinegar Fermentation. Learn how to use fruit scraps from cooking, canning, or baking projects in the creation of distinctive, delicious, live-cultured vinegars. 11a-4p, free
      • February 3, 2013 – Austin, TX: Pick up tips for culturing your own yogurt from low-temp pasteurized milks. Learn about heirloom starter cultures, n0-equipment-necessary methods for incubating your batches and great uses for whey from strained greek yogurts. Stop by the main market tent at Mueller Farmers’ Market for this demo and other tips for using seasonal produce. 11am-1pm, Mueller Farmers’ Market, 4550 Mueller Blvd. at the Browning Hangar
      • February 2, 2013 – Cedar Park, TX: Pick up tips for culturing your own yogurt from low-temp pasteurized milks. Learn about heirloom starter cultures, n0-equipment-necessary methods for incubating your batches and great uses for whey from strained greek yogurts. Stop by the main market tent at Cedar Park Farms to Market for this demo and other tips for using seasonal produce. 10am-noon, Cedar Park Farmers’ Market, Lakeline Mall Parking Lot – Behind Sears and Dillard’s
      • December 22, 2012 – Cedar Park, TX: Learn how to make small batches of fermented sauerkraut and kimchi using winter market vegetables. Stop by the main market tent at Cedar Park Farms to Market for this demo and other tips for using seasonal produce. 10am-noon, Cedar Park Farmers’ Market, Lakeline Mall Parking Lot – Behind Sears and Dillard’s
      • December 16, 2012 – Austin, TX: Learn how to make small batches of fermented sauerkraut and kimchi using winter market vegetables. Stop by the main market tent at Mueller Farmers’ Market for this demo and other tips for using seasonal produce. 11am-1pm, Mueller Farmers’ Market, 4550 Mueller Blvd. at the Browning Hangar
      • December 8, 2012 – Round Rock, TX: Join me for a small-batch, seasonal preserving demo at the Le Creuset Outlet store. Demos ranging from 1:30-4pm, Free and open to the public, RSVP requested4401 North IH 35, Suite #161, Round Rock 
      • December 1, 2012 – Austin, TX: Come to Crate & Barrel for the cookie event! Learn from a local baker fun cookie recipes, decoration and packaging ideas. Kate will show attendees how to host a cookie swap, offering practical advice and seasonal entertaining ideas. Drop in between 12-5pm, Free, RSVP requested, Crate & Barrel Gateway Store, 9607 Research Blvd
      • November 18, 2012 – Austin, TX: Learn to make small batches of pickled peppers using both methods of pickling, fermentation and vinegar pickling. Stop by the main market tent at Mueller Farmers’ Market for this demo and other tips for using seasonal produce. 11am-1pm, Mueller Farmers’ Market, 4550 Mueller Blvd. at the Browning Hangar
      • November 17, 2012 – Cedar Park, TX: Learn to make small batches of pickled peppers using both methods of pickling, fermentation and vinegar pickling. Stop by the main market tent at Cedar Park Farms to Market for this demo and other tips for using seasonal produce. 10am-noon, Cedar Park Farmers’ Market, Lakeline Mall Parking Lot – Behind Sears and Dillard’s
      • November 14, 2012 – Austin, TX: Learn how to make a small batch of sauerkraut and a batch of fermented peppers with fresh, delicious spice combinations. Books available for purchase, and special sips & snacks provided! Free, 6:30-7:30pm, RSVP requested (call 512.524.1093 or email Kate), Savory Spice Shop1201-B West 6th Street, free parking available in lot behind the store
      • October 27, 2012 – Austin, TX: Join in the fun at Austin’s version of San Francisco’s Lit Crawl during the Texas Book Festival. I’m doing a pickling demo (pickled peppers!) and sharing a session with the paper craft diva Kayte Terry, who’s going to demo Kirigami wallflowers, at Clayworks. The event is free and open to the public! 8-8:45pm, Clayworks, 1209 E. 6th Street
      • September 12, 2012 – Austin, TX: Pickling demo at Whole Foods Market at 6th & Lamar. 3:30pm, free!
      • September 8, 2012 – Austin, TX: Tea-infused, homemade creme fraiche demo, Cedar Park Farms to Market 10am-noon, Lakeline Mall Parking Lot – Behind Sears and Dillard’s
      • August 18, 2012 – Austin, TX: Homemade ketchup demo, Cedar Park Farms to Market 9am-noon, Lakeline Mall Parking Lot – Behind Sears and Dillard’s
      • July 14, 2012 – Austin, TX: Canning demo to celebrate National Can-It-Forward Day 2012Cedar Park Farms to Market 9am-noon, Lakeline Mall Parking Lot – Behind Sears and Dillard’s
      • July 2, 2012 – Fairbanks, AK: Join Kate for a small-batch preserving demo at Downtown Market, 4-8pm, free and open to the public
      • June 3, 2012Coventry, CT: Coventry Regional Farmers’ Market Opening Day! Demo and tasting of super-small batch skillet strawberry jam, 11a-1p
      • May 30, 2012New York City, NY: Union Square Market demo and tasting of super-small batch skillet strawberry jam. Find me near the info tent! 11:00am-1:30pm
      • May 27, 2012Hollywood, CA: Super-small batch and simple food preservation at the Hollywood Farmers’ Market, 9a-noon
      • April 19, 2012Indianapolis, IN: Introduction to Fermented Foods with Fermenti Artisan, Clark Demonstration Kitchen Space at Indianapolis City Market (222 E. Market St., Indianapolis), free
      • April 11, 2012Austin, TX: Slow Food Austin presents a Slow Session with Kate on refrigerator and simple pickling, 6:30-8:30pm, free but you’ll need to RSVP here
      • March 31, 2012Austin, TX: Fun and healthy food projects for kids’ birthday parties, Cedar Park Farms to Market 9am-1pm, Lakeline Mall Parking Lot – Behind Sears and Dillard’s.
      • January 28, 2012Indianapolis, IN: Earth House Collective, pickling demo before SUPER Swap with Indy Food Swappers
      • January 26, 2012Indianapolis, IN: Free DIY mason jar pendant light demo at Homespun modern handmade, 5624 E. Washington St.
      • January 24, 2012Indianapolis, IN: Free Preserved Lemon Demo at Uber Boutique & Design, 5910 N. College Ave.
      • January 14, 2012Austin, TX: Waterbath canning and pickled beets demo at Cedar Park Farms to Market, 9a-noon,  (Lakeline Mall Parking Lot – Behind Sears and Dillard’s)
      • October 23, 2011Austin, TX: Food Day Canning demos at 11a at HOPE Market and 1p at Local Food Fair
      • October 9, 2011Chicago, IL: Pickling demo and book signing at Urban Orchard
      • October 8, 2011Batavia, IL: Houseparty hosted by Jennifer of Nourish Cooking, pickling demo and booksigning
      • October 6, 2011Chicago, IL: Lincoln Square Farmers’ Market, pickling demo and book signing
      • September 19, 2011Toronto, ON Canada: 86’ed Mondays event at the Drake Hotel, fermentation demo and book release with Laura Calder
      • September 18, 2011 Toronto, ON Canada: Leslieville Farmers’ Market, pickling demo and booksigning
      • September 17, 2011Toronto, ON Canada: The Stop at Wychwood Barns greenmarket, pickling demo and booksigning
      • September 15, 2011Clifton Park, NY: Spoon & Whisk in Clifton Park, fermented pickling demo and booksigning
      • September 14, 2011Troy, NYTroy Farmers’ Market, pickling demo and booksigning
      • September 13, 2011Northampton, MA: sticks and bricks, Potluck, booksigning and a fermentation demo
      • September 11, 2011Coventry, CT: Coventry Regional Farmers’ Market, pickling demo and booksigning
      • September 10, 2011Brooklyn, NY: Greenpoint McCarren Park Greenmarket, pickling demo and booksigning
      • September 9, 2011Manhattan, NY: Union Square Greenmarket, pickling demo and booksigning
      • August 20, 2011Anchorage, AK: Signing and Rhubarb jam-making demo
      • August 14, 2011Austin, TXAfternoon Extravaganza of Radical Homemaking at Bookwoman
      • July 7, 2011Austin, TX: Bookwoman signing and pickling demo
      • June 19, 2011Oakland, CA: Not-your-Grandma’s tea party event with Blue Chair Fruit Co.
      • May 28, 2011Dallas/Ft. Worth, TX: Houseparty and pickling demo
      • May 7, 2011Manhattan, NY: New Museum Festival of Ideas StreetFest signing and fridge pickling demo

Signings

    • December 2, 2014Austin, TX: Sweet Home & Gifts, noon-2pm
    • November 29, 2014Austin, TX: BookWoman, 1-3pm
    • October 25, 2014Austin, TX: Lit Crawl with Texas Book Festival – Kate is one of three contestants in Nerd Jeopardy (oh boy!), 8:30-9:15 at Wonderland on E. 6th Street
    • July 1, 2014Albuquerque, NM: Bookworks, 7:00pm
    • June 30, 2014Phoenix, AZ: Changing Hands Bookstore, 7:00pm
    • June 28, 2014San Francisco, CA: Omnivore Books, 3:00pm
    • June 25, 2014Portland, OR: Annie Bloom’s Books, 7:00pm
    • June 24, 2014Portland, OR: PDX Food Swappers‘ Evening with Kate Payne, Opal 28, 510 NE 28th Avenue, Portland, OR 97232, 6-9pm
    • June 23, 2014Seattle, WA: Book Larder, 6:30pm
    • June 17, 2014La Jolla, CA: Warwick’s, 7:30pm
    • June 13, 2014Tucson, AZ: Antigone Books, 7:00pm
    • June 8, 2014 – Troy, NY: From Scratch Club Food Swap, Oakwood Community Center, 4-6pm, register here
    • June 6, 2014 – Saratoga Springs, NY: From Scratch Club Saratoga Food Swap, Healthy Living Market, 7-9pm, register here
    • June 2, 2014Boston, MA: Porter Square Books at Star Market, 5:00pm
    • May 29, 2014Brooklyn, NY: Greenlight Bookstore, 7:30pm
    • May 28, 2014Houston, TX: Blue Willow Bookshop, 7:00pm
    • May 27, 2014Austin, TX: BookPeople 7:00pm
    • May 24, 2014Ann Arbor, MI: Literati Bookstore, 2:30pm
    • August 20, 2013 – Halifax, Nova Scotia: Kate will talk food swapping and hip homemaking at Java Blend Coffee Roasters. Free and open to the public, details here
    • October 27, 2012 – Austin, TX: The Texas Book Festival presents Literary Death Match (and I’m one of the authors!) — named “the greatest reading series ever” by the LA Times and featured in 43 cities around the world — brings together four authors to read their most electric writing for seven minutes or less before a panel of three all-star judges. After each pair of readers, the judges take turns spouting hilarious, off-the-wall commentary — in the categories of literary merit, performance and intangibles — about each story, poem or otherwise, then select their favorite to advance to the finals. The two finalists then compete in the Literary Death Match finale, which trades in the show’s literary sensibility for an absurd and comical climax to determine who takes home the Literary Death Match crown. The event is free and open to the public, 12:45-1:45pm, Paramount Theatre, 713 Congress Avenue
    • October 27, 2012 – Austin, TX: Join in the fun at Austin’s version of San Francisco’s Lit Crawl during the Texas Book Festival. I’m sharing a session with the paper craft diva Kayte Terry at Clayworks. The event is free and open to the public! 8-8:45pm, Clayworks, 1209 E. 6th Street
    • September 9, 2012 – Austin, TX: Stop by on opening day for Austin’s newest farmers’ market, Mueller Farmers’ Market! Kate will be signing copies of the book for Austinites from 10-11am.
    • July 2, 2012 – Fairbanks, AK: Kate will be signing and selling books at Fairbanks’ Downtown Market, 4-8pm
    • May 31, 2012Greenpoint, Brooklyn, NY: WORD bookstore, pickling class (see link above in Classes section) and signing event
    • May 30, 2012New York City, NY: Union Square Market booksigning and jam-making demo. Find me near the info tent! 11:00am-1:30pm
    • April 20, 2012Indianapolis, IN: Indy Food Swappers Potluck Dinner, The Earth House Collective (237 N. East St., Indianapolis), register here
    • April 17, 2012Indianapolis, IN: Big Hat Books in Broad Ripple (6510 Cornell Ave., Indianapolis), 6pm
    • March 11, 2012Tucson, AZ: Tucson Festival of Books 9:30-11:30am, Author Pavilion Tent 1
    • December 7, 2011Austin, TX: Better Bites of Austin Holiday Fair, 4-9pm, Domain II area
    • December 3, 2011Austin, TX: Austin Flea 11a-5p
    • November 16, 2011Austin, TX: Junior League of Austin, Girls Night Out Party, featured author signing
    • October 9, 2011Chicago, IL: Pickling demo and book signing at Urban Orchard
    • October 8, 2011Batavia, IL: Houseparty hosted by Jennifer of Nourish Cooking, pickling demo and booksigning
    • September 18, 2011 Toronto, ON Canada: Leslieville Farmers’ Market, pickling demo and booksigning
    • September 17, 2011Toronto, ON Canada: The Stop at Wychwood Barns greenmarket, pickling demo and booksigning
    • September 16, 2011 Ithaca, NY: Buffalo Street Books, A DIY Salon featuring Kate Payne, appetizer potluck and booksigning
    • September 15, 2011Clifton Park, NY: Spoon & Whisk in Clifton Park, fermented pickling demo and booksigning
    • September 13, 2011Northampton, MA: sticks and bricks, Potluck, booksigning and a fermentation demo
    • September 14, 2011Troy, NYTroy Farmers’ Market, pickling demo and booksigning
    • September 11, 2011Coventry, CT: Coventry Regional Farmers’ Market, pickling demo and booksigning
    • September 10, 2011Brooklyn, NY: Greenpoint McCarren Park Greenmarket, pickling demo and booksigning
    • September 9, 2011Manhattan, NY: Union Square Greenmarket, pickling demo and booksigning
    • August 20, 2011Anchorage, AK: Signing and Rhubarb jam-making demo
    • July 21, 2011Austin, TX: Local Authors Book Signing, Skinny’s Ballroom
    • July 7, 2011Austin, TX: Bookwoman signing and pickling demo
    • June 25, 2011Seattle, WA: Elliott Bay Book Company
    • June 21, 2011San Francisco, CA: Books Inc., The Marina location
    • June 20, 2011Santa Cruz, CA: Bookshop Santa Cruz, Event link
    • June 16, 2011Portland, OR: Powell’s, Cedar Hills Crossing location
    • May 28, 2011Dallas/Ft. Worth, TX: Houseparty signing and pickling demo
    • May 22, 2011Asheville, NC: Malaprops Bookstore & Cafe
    • May 15, 2011Minneapolis, MN: Barnes & Noble, Roseville
    • May 12, 2011Austin, TX: Sweet Charity Gifts
    • May 9, 2011Brooklyn, NY: Greenlight Bookstore, Event link
    • May 8, 2011Brooklyn , NY: Brooklyn Flea, Williamsburg location
    • May 7, 2011Manhattan, NY: New Museum Festival of Ideas StreetFest signing and fridge pickling demo
    • May 4, 2011Cincinnati, OH: Joseph-Beth Booksellers
    • April 30, 2011Austin, TX: BookPeople
    • April 28, 2011Houston, TX: Blue Willow Bookshop
    • April 27, 2011Philadelphia, PA: UPenn Bookstore
    • April 22, 2011Albany & Capital Region, NY: Houseparty hosted by the rockin’ FromScratchClub
    • April 21, 2011Concord, MA: Concord Bookshop, Event link
    • April 20, 2011Brooklyn, NY: Bookmark Shoppe, 7pm, Event link