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What the Heck is Mead?
4 years ago

What the Heck is Mead?

Known as Nectar of the Gods, mead may be one of the world’s oldest alcoholic beverages. The earliest evidence for mead is 7th century BC in China. Recently, mead has …
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What the Heck is Kombucha?
4 years ago

What the Heck is Kombucha?

I just returned from the Institute of Food Technologist (IFT) annual show in Las Vegas and the trend of fermented foods is large and continues to grow. In fact, at …
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What the Heck is Koji?
5 years ago

What the Heck is Koji?

Fermentation is a food trend I’ve been writing about for the past five years. When it comes to food and beverages, fermentation has often struck people as unexplained forces of …
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What the Heck is the Gut Microbiome?
7 years ago

What the Heck is the Gut Microbiome?

Digestive Health has always been an interest of mine. Since 2004, when I was recruited to be part of a Scientific Advisory Board for Danone, the mind-gut connection has been …
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Do You Have Fermented Foods Fever?
7 years ago

Do You Have Fermented Foods Fever?

Have you caught the fermented foods fever? I’d eat sauerkraut over cabbage any day and Greek yogurt over milk most days! And of course wine over grape juice every day. …
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Fermented Foods…What is your gut telling you?
8 years ago

Fermented Foods…What is your gut telling you?

Last spring I had the opportunity to interview Sandor Katz, advocate for fermented foods and author of The Art of Fermentation. I asked ‘fad or trend’? And the answer was; trend …
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