#86 – Let’s Capture & Preserve Your Ancestral Stories

In this episode Andrea and I will put out a call for you to send us your own ancestral stories and we’ll also celebrate people who have collected and treasured this knowledge by sharing four beautiful, evocative pieces of food wisdom hand-picked by some of our favourite authors. Be prepared to be amazed, enlightened, inspired and enthused, as we are, to go out and do all you can to rebuild our individual food stories using the wisdom of our ancestors as the guiding star.

#85 – Ancestral Cooking When You’re Busy, Sick, Pregnant or Moving

What about cooking and eating ancestrally when you’re in times of turmoil, or busy chaotic times – like having a new baby, or when people are sick, or when you’re moving across countries! In this episode Alison and I are going to talk about all of these things because we are going through all of them. We will share some of our strategies and plans for using up food stores before a move, or preparing food in advance when there’s a baby coming, and how we’re going to keep our systems running despite all of the disruptions going on in normal life.

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Kitchen Table Chats #36 – ‘Snot’ in Ferments, Alison’s Ale Recipe & How to Convince Others to Eat Well

These are the show notes for a podcast episode recorded especially for patrons of my main show (Ancestral Kitchen Podcast). These patrons pay a monthly subscription to be part of the podcast community and in return receive monthly exclusive recordings (like this private podcast) along with lots of extra resources. You can get access to…

#84 – How to Get More (& Tastier!) Liver into Your Diet

This episode is for liver lovers and liver haters! We talk about why liver is so important, how often to eat liver, where to start with sourcing, preparing and cooking liver, what types of liver we eat and how we eat it, how to eat liver without realising you’re eating liver, how to get children to eat liver, what to do if you just can’t eat liver and we share our favourite and our patrons favourite liver recipes.

#83 – Meal Planning and Ancestral Food Rhythms with Rebecca Zipp

Rebecca is a good friend and a good influence. She is the creator behind A Humble Place, with a website and an Instagram both by that name, where I first found her when I was looking for Charlotte Mason art studies, and I got many of her beautiful sets. In this episode, though, she is teaching me about her meal planning strategies.

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Kitchen Table Chats #35 – Alison’s Moving Countries & Andrea’s Having a Baby!

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#81 – Millet: How to Use this Sustainable, Gluten & Lectin-Free Grain

Do you cook with millet? I do and I love this ancient grain for the fact that it is super sustainable, very economical and, being gluten and lectin free, really easy to digest. In this episode we dive in to the ancestral grain millet. We will talk about what it is, why you’d want to include it in your diet, how to cook it and I then I will go on to share in detail my seven favourite ways to use millet – we regularly consume millet all of these ways in our home.

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Kitchen Table Chats #34 – All About Garlic with Master Grower Megan Greenaway

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#80 – Feeding Babies & Children Nutrient-Dense Food with Christine Muldoon

Feeding babies and children a nutrient-dense ancestral diet is something that many moms have questions about. Whether the questions are “how do I start my child off on the right foot” or “I have older kids and we are just coming to this ancestral diet now – help, how do I transition them to this good food!” – these are things that we think about. Here to help us today is Christine Muldoon, from The Modern Ancestral Mamas Podcast.

#79 – Butchering Poultry

We get a lot of questions about butchering chickens over here on the podcast, and those questions range from “I have a backyard flock and I would like to be able to cull a few hens and some roosters every year,” all the way up to, “We are planning to raise enough meat birds for ourselves and our neighbors and we need to know what tools we need to get started on that.” In this episode, I am going to do my best to get you comfortable with the idea of butchering a few hens on your kitchen counter, and reassure you that you have every tool you need, and it really is a simple and straightforward process – but there is a learning curve, and it is worth learning.

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Kitchen Table Chats #33 – Exploring Flavour Combos, New Books, Veganism to Butchery

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#77 – Veganism, Conscious Slaughter, Safe Meat Fermentation & Nitrates with Meredith Leigh

Meredith Leigh is an ex-vegan now butcher, a butchery teacher, an author, a kitchen experimenter extraordinaire and meat fermenter, co-founder of The Fermentation School and a mum. She has so much to share and this is an intimate and engaging conversation. We cover some really important questions including conscious animal slaughter, Meredith’s transition from veganism to ethical meat, the safety worries around fermenting meat and the one we get so many questions about: nitrates in meat.

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Kitchen Table Chats #32 – Red Light, Home Pig Butchery, Sausage Combos, Supporting Yourself During Illness

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#76 – Essential Oils in an Ancestral Kitchen

The world of essential oils is an ancient and ancestral one. From the Mesopotamian valley where the Sumerians, Akkadians and ancient Hebrew tribes were distilling, trading and using oils to the apothecaries and wisdom of the ancient Chinese; from the dusty tombs of Egyptian Pharaohs like Tutankhamun to the Silk Road and spice merchants guiding camels burdened with precious ointments, oils, resins and salves.

#75 – Sandor Katz: Wild Yeast, Small Food & The War On Bacteria

If you asked both Andrea and I who’s inspired us the most we’d both put our guest today, Sandor Katz, right up there in our top couple of names. We’ve read his books, underlining phrase after phrase, we’ve taken his advice; we’ve made his ferments, so many of his ferments. He’s inspired, educated, and hand-held us both through our food fermentation journeys.

#74 – 14 Tips for Changing Your Food Habits

All of us have tried to change our food habits at some stage, most of us multiple times. Maybe, as you’re listening to this, you want to. It sounds simple – I’ll just stop eating this and start eating that. But it’s never that easy, is it?! Today, we’ll take a deep dive into food habits and offer you 14 Tips for Changing yours.

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Kitchen Table Chats #31 – Tasting Training with Lizzy Filoramo

These are the show notes for a podcast episode recorded especially for patrons of my main show (Ancestral Kitchen Podcast). These patrons pay a monthly subscription to be part of the podcast community and in return receive monthly exclusive recordings (like this private podcast) along with lots of extra resources. You can get access to…