Cultured foods are at once both fantastical and normal. Take yogurt for example. Common, white, a bit sour but otherwise, well, just yogurt. But under the facade of blank, creamy whiteness, there’s a whole universe of microflora bursting with busy probiotic vitality. Yogurt is a living food that feeds and supports the health of your living body.
Everyone knows about yogurt, but…
Did you know that common food and drinks like bread, bacon, pickles, ketchup, and root beer were traditionally fermented foods? Add a grass-fed burger, and you’ve transformed a nasty drive thru meal into a delicious cultured celebration.
Fermented foods have spanned time and place as a way to preserve edibles as well as enhance their flavor and health benefits. In a recent interview, Jenny of Nourished Kitchen explains, “You find fermented foods across the globe in all societies, and while many of us think of fermentation as a way to preserve the harvest, it was also used in societies who had a reliable year-round supply of food where preservation would be rather unnecessary, yet they still fermented their foods.”
Whether you’re a Real food newbie or a seasoned chef, the world of cultured foods has so many new adventures ahead. Kombucha, kefir, yogurt, and sauerkraut are some of the basics. Personally, I’ve been meaning to cure my own lox, wanting to fall in love with a sourdough starter, and determined to make the perfect pickles and kimchi. But, in each case, I’ve either been intimidated by the process or discouraged by my failures.
So, I’m excited to share with you Nourished Kitchen’s Get Cultured! – An online class that will teach you to ferment anything. Jenny has been so kind to gift one of my lucky reader’s with enrollment and lifetime access to her online class for FREE!
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Note: Jenny is offering over $100 off her class right now with the coupon code SAUERKRAUT entered at check out. This takes the class from $199 to only $97. If you don’t want to pay more later, you can sign up here and your money will be refunded if you win.