For our final episode in 2017, Claudi visited the wonderful Alexis Goertz, co-founder of Edible Alchemy (@ediblealchemy.co), co-founder of Mother Kombucha (@mother.kombucha.berlin) and quite a lot more.
She is Berlin’s queen of fermentation, a self-proclaimed probiotic warrior and without a doubt one of the most energetic, positive, bubbly and charismatic woman I know. If she’s not in Berlin she’s travelling through the lands with the Microbial Circus, she’s an avid adventurer, a culture dealer, bacteria barista and, and, and...
Before we really dive in, our very last tour in 2017 is running on Saturday, 16th December at 3pm - it’s our final "Conscious Gifts & Glühwein" session in creative Kreuzberg. Check out all the details, routes and prices and sign up here. Of course, you shall be rewarded for listening to the podcast! We’re giving you a special discount of 5 euros off the ticket price. To redeem it, just enter the discount code 'greenmexmas' when booking your spot on Eventbrite.
Back to today’s episode: Apart from having the nicest participants on the tours, it also warms my heart when I think about how amazing our partners are. They’re so welcoming and giving - and also super spontaneous. One these amazing partners - and meanwhile also good friends - is Alexis from Edible Alchemy. I had THE BEST time recording this interview with her. I could have chatted for hours and hours because what she does, and especially how she does it, is purely fascinating.
QUICK FACTS ABOUT EDIBLE ALCHEMY
Through her platform Edible Alchemy, Alexis and her co-founder Natalie share tons of value-packed content about healthy lifestyles, food skills and creative experimentation through fermentation.
And fermentation has SO many superpowers. But we’re not just talking about our health, it can also play a huge role in preventing food waste and even has the potential to eliminate hunger and disease.
Unfortunately, like with so many truly incredible healing forces of mother nature, our Western culture has become largely out of touch with our microbial world. Instead, we tend towards processed, packaged, pasteurized and fast food.
Thank god Alexis is here to guide us back to the sustainable powers of fermentation, through colorful events, free webinars, lots of great content on the website - and, most importantly, super fun, interactive, hands-on fermentation workshops.
Really guys, her whole story absolutely captured me. It’s a tale of adventure, braveness, travels, immersing with different cultures, empowerment through teaching - and, of course, eating the most delicious foods.
IN THIS PODCAST EPISODE, YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT:
How many fermented foods we have around us everyday How fermentation links to the topic of food waste The secret forces behind our brain-gut-connection How fermentation can quadruple nutritional values in our food Why fermentation can be a cutting edge tool for chefs and restaurant owners The beauty of creating a passion business that’s kicked off by demand The strong ties between our human cultures and fermented foods The importance of getting out of your comfort zone & letting your instincts guide you A life changing year in Mozambique Why teaching doesn’t only empower the teacher Why times have never been better to start with fermentation What makes the Edible Alchemy events & workshops so unique And much, much more...
You see, there are lots of exciting takeaways waiting for you - so let's not waste time & start the show, shall we?
LINKS & SHOWNOTES:
Edible Alchemy website | Facebook | Instagram Mother Kombucha Upcoming Edible Alchemy Workshops & Events Microbial Circus Tour Kulturlabor Trial & Error Recycled Creativity Festival Circular Economy Tour Kreuzkölln (photos) As always just a few quick final shout outs before leaving you:
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