Kirsten Shockey

WELCOME TO THE GOOD DIRT, EPISODE 41!

In today’s episode, Mary and Emma talk with Kirsten Shockey about her fermentation journey, the science behind fermentation, and how to dive fearlessly into this rich and nutritional practice. Kirsten and her husband began fermenting foods twenty years ago on the 40-acre hillside smallholding in southern Oregon where the were raising their family. Their passion has evolved into an expertise that they teach and share worldwide through experiential workshops and now online at fermentationschool.com, helping people to make, enjoy and connect with their food. Kirsten speaks to her deep connection with this process and shares her wealth of knowledge, encouraging all who listen to seek out the life-giving benefits of fermented foods.

Kirsten K. Shockey is author of “Homebrewed Vinegar,” coauthored with her husband, Christopher Shockey, “The Big Book of Cidermaking, “Miso, Tempeh, Natto & Other Tasty Ferments,” “Fiery Ferments,” and the best-selling “Fermented Vegetables.”

 

SHOW NOTES

 

1:30 – Mary and Emma catch up and talk fermentation around the farm!

8:20 – Introducing Kirsten Shockey of Ferment Works

Let’s get into the episode:

10:30 – Kirsten introduces herself

16:50 – What is fermentation?

19:40 – Bioavailability

22:40 – Fermentation vs Pickling

28:05 – The Wonderful World of Vinegar

34:50 – Fermentation School

38:35 – Fermenting dairy

39:50 – Fermenting safety & policy…it’s safe y’all!

42:00 – Fermentation vs canning…fermentation for the win!

45:35 – Tips & tricks

47:55 – Kirsten’s favorite ferment

49:20 – Gateway ferment for getting started!

51:50 – What does the Good Dirt mean to you?

52:55 – Don’t be afraid and you’ve got this

 

LINKS & RESOURCES

 

Kirsten’s Books:

The Big Book of Cidermaking; (award winning) Miso, Tempeh, Natto & Other Tasty Ferments

Fiery Ferments

Homebrewed Vinegar 

Fermented Vegetables

 

Things Mentioned:

Upcoming Kefir Workshop

Ferment Works

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fermentationschool.com

 

 

Listen to our conversation below!

 

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