40 episodes

The Ancestral Kitchen is a twice-monthly podcast hosted by Alison, a European town-dweller and Andrea, living on a newly-created family farm in northwest Washington state. Pull up a chair at the table and join us as we talk about eating, cooking and living with ancient ancestral food wisdom in a modern-world kitchen.

Find us both on Instagram:
Andrea: www.instagram.com/farmandhearth
Alison: www.instagram.com/ancestral_kitchen

Podcast theme and audio production by Robert Michael Kay, find him at www.robertmichaelkay.com

Ancestral Kitchen Alison Kay & Andrea Huehnerhoff

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    • 4.9 • 37 Ratings

The Ancestral Kitchen is a twice-monthly podcast hosted by Alison, a European town-dweller and Andrea, living on a newly-created family farm in northwest Washington state. Pull up a chair at the table and join us as we talk about eating, cooking and living with ancient ancestral food wisdom in a modern-world kitchen.

Find us both on Instagram:
Andrea: www.instagram.com/farmandhearth
Alison: www.instagram.com/ancestral_kitchen

Podcast theme and audio production by Robert Michael Kay, find him at www.robertmichaelkay.com

    #37 - A Peek Into Alison & Rob's Ancestral Lifestyle

    #37 - A Peek Into Alison & Rob's Ancestral Lifestyle

    Alison and Rob have spent a lifetime cultivating and working towards an ancestral lifestyle that encompasses every aspect of their lives, not just the meals on the table. In this intimate episode, they sit down together on a very hot summer day to share some details of their lives and how they have shaped their days into a rhythmic, peaceful pattern that serves them the way they need it to.

    • 1 hr 10 min
    #36 - Defending Beef with Nicolette Hahn Niman

    #36 - Defending Beef with Nicolette Hahn Niman

    Nicolette Hahn Niman is an regenerative agriculture star: rancher, mother, author and lawyer. Her book, Defending Beef, explains why beef, well-managed, can be part of the solution to our planet's climate and health problems. Listen in as we talk to her about what's wrong, how nature has the answers we need and how we can play our part in the change we want to see.

    • 1 hr 2 min
    # 35 - The Easy Way

    # 35 - The Easy Way

    It’s finding a balance, making sure you’re feeding your creativity in the things that inspire you, and trying to make the things that you’re not so hot on as quick and easy as possible... We live in a society that is very time-poor, and it is easy to lose that time and not have the time you need in the kitchen. Alison
    Even though this seems to be a podcast all about doing things the challenging, slow, ancestral way - we actually love doing things the easy way! We are big believers in finding the best of both worlds, and merging ancestral food wisdom with convenience in our modern kitchens (indoor plumbing, anyone?).
    Patreon listeners, be sure to check your Treasure Trove link for a slew of new printables accompanying this episode to make your life easier!
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    From $5 a month (or equivalent in your currency) you'll be helping us with the costs of recording, editing and putting this work out into the world. And you'll get to be part of our community on a deeper level.

    The Run Down:
    01:24 A review from a listener
    02:52 What we ate!
    14:11 Heading into the main topic!
    16:45 Sauerkraut
    Why can’t we take the best of both worlds? Why do we have to go so hard one way or the other? Why can’t we say look, there was a lot of wisdom, there was some stuff that wasn’t so good, but take the things that are valuable and continue to use them. You’re marrying that wisdom of how cabbage can be treated, but finding that shortcut. Andrea
    Note: 1.37 grams salt : 100 grams cabbage
    24:00 Bread and Soaking Grains
    Really, bread doesn’t have to be that complicated. Part of it is expectation setting... If you want to feed your family and yourself predigested, fermented, healthy grains, you can do that without spending hours on it. Alison
    40:15 Batch Cooking, Breakfast
    45:25 The Kitchen Canon
    58:00 Rendering Fat, Grinding Meat and Organs, Kefir Herbal Infusions
    01:03:00 Time: The easy way to have more time
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    Resources:
    https://amzn.to/3A6RzeV (Chewing the Fat by Karima Moyer-Nocchi)
    Episode # 29: Interview with Karima (https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/29-true-historical-italian-food-with-karima-moyer/id1560950100?i=1000557188718 (Apple Podcast link))
    Katie’s Bread Recipe - https://www.instagram.com/p/CbYRI52gqhb/ (Part One), https://www.instagram.com/reel/Cbanr_eAyPo/ (Part Two)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RQ2vsbVNplYandt=23s (Homesteading Family Breakfast Casseroles Video) (PDF link in video caption)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FF0tKU1-MPs (Carolyn’s Meal Planning Video)
    My family size hasn’t caught up to my pan size yet. Andrea
    https://amzn.to/3HVb503 (A Cabin Full of Food by Marie Beausoleil)
    Episode # 12: Why I gave away my smart phone (https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/12-why-i-gave-away-my-iphone/id1560950100?i=1000530839214 (Apple Podcast link))
    The question is not how much does the youth know, but how much does he care? Charlotte Mason
    Thank you for listening - we'd love to continue the conversation.
    Come find us on Instagram:
    Andrea is at http://instagram.com/farmandhearth (Farm and Hearth)
    Alison is at http://instagram.com/ancestral_kitchen (Ancestral Kitchen)
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    • 1 hr 13 min
    7 Ways to Support Ancestral Kitchen Podcast

    7 Ways to Support Ancestral Kitchen Podcast

    Love what we're doing? Here are 7 ways you can support the podcast!

    • 27 min
    #34 - Our Favourite Nourishing Traditions Recipes

    #34 - Our Favourite Nourishing Traditions Recipes

    Nourishing Traditions is *the* go-to cookbook for ancestral cooks. But which of its hundreds of recipes to start with?! Listen in to hear Alison and Andrea share their favourite recipes from this iconic book along with giving you tips and tricks to make them your own.

    • 1 hr 3 min
    #33 - The Fats We Love, the Fats We Leave

    #33 - The Fats We Love, the Fats We Leave

    For several decades, fats have been vilified as the source of many health problems and were avoided by many. The distinction that was lost in this macro witch-hunt was WHICH fats were a problem for our health - because some of them very much ARE a problem, while others are necessary for optimal health.

    Alison and Andrea discuss which fats are optimal for our ancestral kitchens, a little bit about the ones to avoid.

    • 1 hr 7 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
37 Ratings

37 Ratings

Fullthrottle42 ,

Full of goodness!

Listening to this amazing podcast will lead to an increase of satisfaction in your belly and mind… You’ll have more mason jars in your fridge and on your counter. And your spouse asking, “what is that bubbling thing?” Your gut health will increase as will your budget for books. Plus you’ll make more friends because you will probably start lingering at the farmers market. This wealth of information will expand your mind and encourage you to use your kitchen more and your phone less.
These ladies and their guests are a joy to listen too and so knowledgeable. I HIGHLY recommend!

ABinWA ,

Love Ancestral Kitchen!

Educational and inspirational. I never miss it.

Katie Provenza ,

Informative and Inspiring!

I recently discovered this podcast and am loving it! I am a novice in the ancestral cooking world but have had an interest in it for a while. I have only dipped my toe in the waters of fermenting but this podcast is inspiring me to keep going! Andrea and Allison are honest and down to earth, and it's great to hear from people who are actually cooking and living this way and making it a practical lifestyle.

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