The leader in online macrobiotic education & training since 1999

 Make Your Own Fermented Foods
June 5-7, 2014 – Oroville, CA
 Now includes soy-free and gluten-free alternatives!


(In the tradition of Cornellia Aihara*)

Why import or buy at a store when what you can make at home is economical and so much more delicious. You simply can’t compare the quality and flavor of these homemade foods to anything that can be store-bought.

Sustainable, Economical, Practical, Fun and Incomparably Delicious!

 In this 3-day, hands-on cooking intensive you will learn how to make:

  • Tempeh (soy-free alternatives are taught in this course)
  • Naturally-Leavened Steamed Rice Bread (gluten-free)
  • Natto (plant source of B12) (soy-free alternatives are taught in this course)
  • White Miso (made with chickpeas)
  • Mochi
  • Tekka and Shiguri Miso Condiments
  • Amasake
  • Takuan (daikon rice bran pickles)
  • Plus… Celebratory dessert surprises and other classic dishes
  • We will use our homemade creations in preparing delicious meals. 
  • “Farewell Dinner Party” on Saturday!
  • Pre-Travel Complimentary Breakfast Sunday (optional)



DEPOSIT: $150 per person non-refundable deposit will reserve your place in the course.
Click here to make a deposit.

FULL REGISTRATION (includes all classes + 3 meals daily): $395 ($595 after May 22)  Click here to make the discounted full registration payment.

BRING A FRIEND:  Each friend you bring saves $245 on the regular registration price.
FRIEND PRICE: $350. Click here to register a friend coming with you.

ACCOMMODATIONS: Stay in one of the nearby motels. Please scroll down to see the list of motels on our website.

530-282-3518 OR 530-521-0236

Enjoy three delicious macrobiotic meals Thursday-Saturday, plus a few surprises now and then. Students eat most meals with the instructors, providing additional opportunity for discussion and questions. On Saturday we’ll provide travel food for your trip home at no extra charge. A pre-travel complimentary breakfast will be served on Sunday morning for those whose travel plans allow. Gluten-free and soy-free options at every meal!

In consideration of others, students are asked not to wear perfumes or other fragrances during the course.

Thursday-Saturday Daily Schedule
8:00 am Breakfast
8:45 am Morning Hands-on Cooking Instruction
12:00 pm Lunch
12:45 pm Student break time for sightseeing, shopping, laundry, phone calls, relaxing, etc. Teacher preparation time for the cooking class.
3:30 pm Afternoon Hands-On Cooking Instruction
6:00 pm Dinner
After Dinner Clean up and free time for relaxing at your motel, self-guided touring of the Northern California countryside.
Sunday  8:00 am Pre-Travel Complimentary Breakfast (optional)

The schedule is subject to minor changes and adjustments, but the Thursday beginning and Saturday ending times will remain the same. Please make return travel plans for Sunday. An optional and complimentary pre-travel breakfast will be served at 8am Sunday morning for those whose travel plans allow.

The program begins at 8:00 am Thursday morning with breakfast and ends with the “Farewell Dinner Party” and awarding of certificates on Saturday evening. We suggest that you plan on arriving at your motel by 9pm Wednesday and depart on Sunday.

Optional Private Consultation
For an additional fee, a Private Consultation with David or Cynthia can be scheduled during your stay. For more information about the different consultation options, please see the Personal Health Consultations section of this web site.

Active Participation
The course requires active student participation for the best learning experience. You must be able to participate in all of the classes.

For a child under twelve it will be necessary to bring your own childcare assistant who can attend to the child, away from the study house, while you are in class. Children under twelve are welcome to join parents at meals for an additional cost.

Children twelve and over are welcome to attend classes with you at the FRIEND price.

Early Departure Discouraged
Please plan your after-course travel schedule so that you do not have to leave before the awarding of  certificates and farewell celebration Saturday evening.

For maps showing Oroville’s location, click here.

By Air: Fly into the Sacramento International Airport, then take The North Valley Shuttle or the Blue Van Super Shuttle to Oroville. We suggest calling the Airport Transportation Service or Blue Van Super Shuttle BEFORE making your airline reservations in order to coordinate your flights with their pick up and return times.

North Valley Shuttle: (530) 891-1219. This service will drop you off and pick you up at their announced location in Oroville. The motels listed below are within a few minutes walk of the drop-off location. Contact them for the current price.

Blue Van Super Shuttle: 1-800-258-3826.
. This airport service will drop you off and pick you up at your motel’s front door.

Yellow Cab Taxi Service in Oroville: (530) 532-3333

Motels in Oroville, CA
The motels listed below have been enjoyed by our students in the past. Super 8 and Motel 6 are both within a two block walk of our study house.  Holiday Inn, the newest and nicest in town, is within a three-minute drive.  It is the student’s responsibility to make all room arrangements with the motel prior to arriving for the course.

Super 8:  530-533-9673  (short walk)

Holiday Inn Express:  530-534-5566  (short drive)

Motel 6:  530-532-9400  (short walk)

Bed & Breakfast
A Riverside Cottage: 530-533-1413  (short drive)

Please call the above for current prices.

Enterprise Rent-a-Car: (530) 534-8891

Hertz: (530) 534-8655

Camping & Sightseeing
There are many camping areas in the Oroville vacinity. For more information visit the following site: Oroville Camping.

In addition to the many beautiful natural settings within a short drive, the Oroville area is rich with Old West and Gold Rush history. If you’d like to know about the sightseeing possibilities before you arrive, please use the following link: Things To Do In Oroville


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