Kitchen Table Chats #26 – Alison in England, Phytate, Kefir Grains, The Good & Bad of Dairying and Living in a Bubble

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Here’s roughly what we cover:

  • Flying, health and conscience
  • Alison’s in England: her travelling food
  • Boza in an ill-equipped kitchen
  • Phytate in oats and rye and the importance of freshly-ground flour
  • ‘Imperialist’ notion of our ancestors being backwards and how being on the ground teaches you everything
  • Milk kefir grains, dehydrated v. fresh; water kefir grains and getting ones that grow!
  • Andrea’s dairying 8 days a week
  • Making the leap from commercial dairy to raw
  • Milkmen documentary and Saying No to a Small Farm Future
  • Living in a bubble and how to create change
  • The forthcoming spelt cookbook
  • Living a in a new space and how we learn from it


Milk Men: The Life and Times of Dairy Farmers documentary – Let’s watch and discuss in a Discord thread!

The Book of Wilding: A Practical Guide to Rewilding Big and Small by Isabella Tree & Charlie Burrell

Will Harris’ interview with Joe Rogan where he talks about industrial farming transitioning to regenerative farming: Interview #1893 on the Joe Rogan Podcast

Will Harris is also writing a book which is available for pre-order now

Saying No to a Farm-Free Future by Chris Smaje

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