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Cultures for Health Podcast

Fermentation has recently gained popularity, but it has been an integral part of the human diet for thousands of years. Join us as we explore the science and history of sourdough, kefir, kombucha, yogurt, and more as we learn how to make these healthy and delicious foods and beverages in your own modern kitchen.

Tracks

Koji, Miso & Shoyu | Elena From Shared Cultures
On today’s episode, our fermentation hostess with the mostess will be speaking with Elena from Shared Cultures in San Francisco, California. Listen to them as they deep dive into the world of koji, miso, and shoyu. You will learn about the foraging, fermenting, and selling process of all 3! “I think that's the most important thing, that when people see ferments or just artisan goods in general, that maybe are two, three, four times more expensive. Look at the why because I guarantee you that why is worth it.” Remember to use the code CFHpodcast to get 25% off at Cultures For Health!
59:15 07/20/2022
Sourdough Baking and Equipment | Beesham The Baker Part 2
In today's episode, we continue the conversation with Beesham the Baker! In this episode, the conversation covers freshly milled grains, sourdough hydration percentages, and some of Beesham's favorite equipment.  "Why are we baking sourdough bread? Because we want the health benefit of it. Of course, it's a lot of flavor... but if the fermentation goes slowly, then it's easier for us to digest... It said the minimum time for fermentation should be around 15 hours. Then you can't digest the bread and your body can absorb all the minerals, the nutrition, the vitamins and everything..."  Want to make your own sourdough at home? It's seriously way easier than you think. Cultures For Health offers DIY kits and a variety of starter cultures to make at-home baking and fermentation super simple. Best of all, we are offering 25% off when you use the code CFHPODCAST. 
39:19 05/20/2022
Heritage Grains, Wild Yeast, and Sourdough | Beesham The Baker Part 1
In today's episode we welcome Beesham the Baker! Beesham is the Head Chef at Waldorf School and also hosts workshops and shares his knowledge in Sourdough baking with people from all over the world. With over 25 years of experience, needless to say he's an expert chef and artisan baker! Want to make your own sourdough at home? It's seriously way easier than you think. Cultures For Health offers DIY kits and a variety of starter cultures to make at-home baking and fermentation super simple. Best of all, we are offering 25% off when you use the code CFHPODCAST. 
30:12 05/11/2022
Small Businesses | Taylor with By the Brook Tempeh
In this episode, we speak with small business owner, Taylor, with by the Brook Tempeh. His company makes hand-crafted, ethically sourced, live culture protein. Tempeh is an extremely versatile protein source that lends itself to those who are looking to get creative in the kitchen. Cultures for Health has everything you need to get start making your own tempeh at home! Use the code CFHPODCAST to get 25% off. Make sure to go visit Taylor on Instagram for some amazing recipe inspiration! His handle is: bythebrook_tempeh.
64:06 04/25/2022
Freshly Milled Flour and Sourdough Starters | Chef Maurizio From Food 52
In this episode, we speak with a big name in the sourdough community: Food 52's resident baker and the creator of The Perfect Loaf...Maurizio. Want to make your own sourdough at home? It's seriously way easier than you think. Cultures For Health offers DIY kits and a variety of starter cultures to make at-home baking and fermentation super simple. Best of all, we are offering 25% off when you use the code CFHPODCAST.  There are tons of flour varieties out there. Learn what works best for your baking styles by experimenting! Customization is the best part about homemade bread. You can even mill your own flour for unlimited flavors and varieties! How often do you have to feed your sourdough starter, anyway? It's different for everyone! Maurizio gives a few troubleshooting tips when it comes to temperatures, feeding schedules, and discards.   Find Maurizio on Instagram for baking inspiration! If you're interested in making your very own sourdough at home, Cultures For Health has everything you need to get started! Use the code CFHPODCAST to get 25% off. Subscribe to our podcast to stay in the loop with all things fermented and cultured foods! See ya next time!
29:57 03/07/2022
Sourdough Recipe Development | Chef Maurizio and The Perfect Loaf
In this episode, we speak with a big name in the sourdough community: Food 52's resident baker and the creator of The Perfect Loaf...Maurizio. This episode will help you take your sourdough baking to more advanced levels. Cara and Maurizio talk about hydration levels, dutch ovens, mix ins, steam injection, and recipe development.  Maurizio doesn't work in a traditional bakery...he uses his kitchen! He's a recipe developer for Food 52 and King Arthur Baking Company. He shares some baking inspiration sources and tells us a little about his most recent recipe development: Dark Chocolate Cherry Sourdough Loaf. Find Maurizio on Instagram for baking inspiration! If you're interested in making your very own sourdough at home, Cultures For Health has everything you need to get started! Use the code CFHPODCAST to get 25% off. Subscribe to our podcast to stay in the loop with all things fermented and cultured foods! See ya next time!
39:28 02/28/2022
Small Businesses | Brewing To Perfection with Homebucha Part 2
Here's a little SCOBY sized bonus episode for you all! Grant (of Homebucha) and Cara had a little postscript chat after we recorded our last episode and we wanted to share it! Take a listen to get an inside look at Cara’s culinary science background and what all she does here at Cultures For Health.  Make sure to stop by Grant's Instagram and say hello, you can find him @home.bucha. If you're interested in making your very own kombucha at home, Cultures For Health has everything you need to get started! Use the code CFHPODCAST to get 25% off. Subscribe to our podcast to stay in the loop with all things fermented and cultured foods! See ya next time!
23:09 02/07/2022
Small Businesses | Brewing To Perfection with Homebucha Part 1
In today’s episode Cara welcomes a friend from Durham, NC. Grant runs his very own traditionally fermented kombucha shop called Homebucha. Homebucha has been killing it in the kombucha scene for 7 years and we get to hear all about its origin story.  Want to make your own kombucha at home? It's seriously way easier than you think. Cultures For Health offers DIY kits and live SCOBYS to make at-home brewing super simple. Best of all, we are offering 25% off when you use the code CFHPODCAST.   
48:00 01/31/2022
A Healthier Gut in 2022 | Advice From a Registered Dietician
In today’s episode, Cara speaks with Amanda Sauceda, a gut health nutritionist and registered dietician. Some of you may know her from Instagram as the gutheatlh.nutritionist.  They address the main differences between prebiotics and probiotics, diet diversity, and Amanda’s Mindful Gut approach to food.  When it comes down to it, it’s all about listening to your body and finding what works best for you.  If you're looking to improve your gut health in the new year, Cultures For Health has all your probiotic needs for a happy and healthy gut and new year. Visit culturesforhealth.com and get 25% off when you use the code CFHPODCAST. Thanks for tuning in and we’ll see you next time!
51:22 01/10/2022
Anyone Can Bake Sourdough At Home | The Sourdough Dude Part 2
In today’s episode we continue the conversation with Asher Jordan, who some of you may know as The Sourdough Dude on instagram.  Listen to find out what Asher has experienced that he would not recommend trying. Hint: it has to do with perfection and what types of recipes to trust.  At the end of the day, the theme is practice, practice, practice!  Want to make your own sourdough and kombucha at home? Enter to win Cultures For Health’s 2022 New Year Giveaway!   We believe everyone’s life can be improved by adding more homemade probiotics from cultured and fermented foods to their diet. Start 2022 off right by learning a new process in the kitchen and adding those healthy microbes to your life! The prize package includes: Holiday Spice and Cranberry Kombucha Flavor Kit  + Live Kombucha Starter Culture, Artisan Sourdough Kit. 
51:03 12/27/2021
Anyone Can Bake Sourdough At Home | The Sourdough Dude Part 1
In this episode, we speak with another home baker, Asher Jordan, who some of you may know as The Sourdough Dude on instagram.  We get to hear all about Asher’s upbringing and how he found his interest in sourdough and eventually figured out how to make his instagram worthy loaves! Want to make your own sourdough and kombucha at home? Enter to win Cultures For Health’s 2022 New Year Giveaway!   The prize package includes: Holiday Spice and Cranberry Kombucha Flavor Kit  + Live Kombucha Starter Culture, Artisan Sourdough Kit.    
60:09 12/20/2021
What Do You Do With Sourdough Discard? A Conversation With Josh Axler
In today’s episode, we welcome Josh Axler, a sourdough baking enthusiast with a passion for baking with sourdough discard. If you'd like to sign up to receive exclusive offers from Cultures For Health, you can text the word PODCAST to: 1-833-760-1513.  Most people get rid of their discard it and it goes to waste. How can you use it? Josh Axler's Instagram is filled with beautiful recipes. You can find him here: @jaxler12 Go check it out for tons of baking inspiration and say hello! Ready to start baking? Visit Cultures For Health to get started!  
60:06 12/06/2021
Cultures for Health - A Community For Sharing: Fermentation Tips, Tricks, & Recipe Exchange
In this episode of the Cultures for Health Podcast, our new host Riley sits down with Cara Lovett, the Cultures for Health fermentation specialist, to talk about our Facebook group. A variety of questions, recipes, and discussions come through our Facebook group everyday; Riley brings up some recent questions from the group and Cara gives her insight. The group has so much to offer to fermenters, from those who are starting to become interested to those who have years of fermentation experience. Sharing is caring, that is why our Facebook group is important to fermenters and those interested! Make sure to check out the Facebook group, Cultures for Health - Fermentation Tips, Tricks, & Recipe Exchange. Join the group, we are excited to hear your questions and to troubleshoot your ferments. The community is here to help you be successful in your fermentation journey. The group is also a great place to share and find new recipes, check it out!
45:13 11/22/2021
Cultures for Health and Rombu | A Deep Dive Into Kombucha
In this episode of the Cultures for Health podcast our fermentation specialist, Cara, is joined by Rombu Organics owners’ Brya and Roman. Brya and Roman talk about their journeys into fermentation and how they came to starting and running their awesome fermentation business, Rombu Organics. They talk about kombucha throughout this episode. From tips to problems and from emotions to methods, they talk about all things kombucha. Remember, if you want exclusive offers and updates from Cultures for Health make sure to text PODCAST to 1-833-760-1513. By doing this you’ll opt into some great deals and awesome news about Cultures for Health.  
74:16 11/15/2021
Sandor Katz and The Pickle Shack | The Sandor Katz Mini Series
For the third episode of the mini series with Sandor Katz, Cara and Sandor talk about the importance of knowing where your food is coming from and some of Sandor’s experiences around the world. Fermentation provides a number of health benefits and provides a connection you can create with food. Buying locally or creating your own food is beneficial. Sandor and Cara move through these benefits and how to make it happen. Make sure you enter our giveaway! This giveaway includes the Baker’s Bundle and Sandor Katz's new book; a book Cara and Sandor talk about throughout this series. To enter, text the word “GIVEAWAY”  to 833-760-1513.
35:43 10/27/2021
Insights on Sandor’s Books | The Sandor Katz Mini Series
For the second episode of our mini series with Sandor Katz, Cara and Sandor dive deeper into some of the topics from the first episode and also start to discuss some of Sandor’s books. Sandor tells us why he writes his books and the purposes he hopes to complete as an author. They take on the topic of doing fermentation for yourself versus buying similar products from a supermarket.  Sandor goes through some of his failures and horror stories throughout his very long career in fermentation. Make sure you enter our giveaway! It includes the Baker’s Bundle and Sandor Katz's newest book. To enter, text the word “GIVEAWAY”  to 833-760-1513.
22:33 10/20/2021
You Are Eating Ferments Everyday! | The Sandor Katz Mini Series
In this first episode of our mini series with Sandor Katz, a well-known fermentation revivalist and author, Sandor and Cara talk about their journeys into fermentation and how they got started. They discuss how fermentation can be made easy for someone who is busy. Sandor shares different tips and tricks that he has gathered over his 30-year long career in fermentation, and he also talks about some of his experiences around the world. Make sure you enter our giveaway! This giveaway includes the Baker’s Bundle and Sandor Katz newest book. This giveaway has a value of $129 and is very easy to enter. To enter, text the word “GIVEAWAY”  to 833-760-1513 or you can enter by clicking here.   
22:10 10/13/2021
Smells Like Kombucha | 10 Alternative Ways to Use Kombucha You Haven't Thought Of
In today’s episode, Wendy shares 10 alternative ways to use kombucha that you probably haven’t thought of before.  People drink the fermented drink Kombucha for a variety of reasons, including the naturally occurring probiotics, acids, and good-for-you bacteria, all of which contribute to better gut health. But did you know that you may utilize 'booch in a variety of ways other than drinking it? Ready to make your own Kombucha? Visit Cultures For Health to get started!
16:37 09/08/2021
Kombucha Flavor | Breaking Down How To Flavor Your Kombucha
Did you know that you can influence the flavor of kombucha tea by choosing a different tea, adjusting the fermentation time, or adding flavoring? You sure can. In fact, there are endless ways you can flavor your homemade Kombucha. It’s probably one of our favorite aspects of home brewing!  You’re probably already aware how Cultures For Health makes brewing your personal kombucha easy with our huge selection of kombucha starters and kits. But did you know that we have special kits for each of the kombucha flavors you might want to brew at home, too! Visit Cultures For Health to get started!
14:51 08/30/2021
There's a Small SCOBY Hotel | How to Maintain Your Kombucha SCOBY Forever
In today’s episode, Wendy is going to share with you how to maintain your kombucha SCOBY forever. She’ll share how to take care of your SCOBYs and how to create a home or a “hotel” for your SCOBYs where they can live.  Ready to begin your fermentation journey? Visit Cultures For Health to get started!
17:20 08/16/2021
When Kombucha Goes Wrong | Kombucha Tales from the Crypt and How to Prevent Them
In today’s podcast, Wendy talks with Jen, our very own fermentation expert here at Cultures for Health, to get the expert side of kombucha fermentation and what to do when kombucha goes wrong.  Ready to try making your own Kombucha? Visit Cultures For Health today to get started!
15:59 08/09/2021
Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Kombucha But Were Too Afraid To Ask
Wendy discusses kombucha 101! She includes an overview of Kombucha, how to make it yourself at home (and why you should), how to flavor it, more ways to use it, and the health benefits that are possible from including kombucha in your everyday life.  Ready to get started with your own kombucha creations? Visit Cultures For Health to get started!
19:52 08/02/2021
Our Top 11 Favorite Kefir Recipes For This Summer
In today's episode of the podcast, we break down our favorite kefir recipes for this summer!  If you're interested in trying kefir, click here to check out all of our kefir products now!
11:59 07/26/2021
Troubleshooting Water Kefir | The Do's and Don't's of Water Kefir Grains
In today’s episode, Wendy talks all about the do’s and dont’s of water kefir grains. She explains what they are, where they come from and how they're used. She will cover everything you need to know while working with Water Kefir! If you're interested in making your own water kefir - click here to check out our water kefir grains now to get started!
12:07 07/21/2021
Swooning Over Jun | Q&A on Jun Kombucha with Our Expert Fermentation Artist
On this episode of the Cultures for Health podcast, Wendy is joined by our expert fermentation artist - Cara. Together, they discuss all things Jun Kombucha in anticipation of the launch of our brand new Live Jun Kombucha SCOBY! 
20:59 07/19/2021
A Tale Of Two Kefirs | Comparing and Contrasting Water Kefir & Milk Kefir
In today’s Culture’s For Health podcast, we compare and contrast the two types of kefir and probiotic powerhouses: water kefir and milk kefir. Learn more about how each is made, how they can be used, and the many amazing health benefits of both.  If you're interested in making your own milk kefir or water kefir- click here to check out our water kefir grains now to get started!
13:18 07/12/2021
Milk Kefir: A Traditional Probiotic Beverage
On today’s episode of the podcast, Wendy breaks down all things Milk Kefir. She goes through what it is, why it’s so great, the long history of health benefits and why everyone should start making their own Milk Kefir right now! To start making your own Milk Kefir, click here to check out our Milk Kefir Grains today!
15:01 07/05/2021