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GMB PODCAST EPISODE 015: Edible Alchemy

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Edible Alchemy, fermentation with Alexis Goertz | GreenMe Berlin Podcast Ep 15

EDIBLE ALCHEMY: THE INCREDIBLE POWER OF FEARLESS FERMENTATION

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"You have to be careful not to push your perspectives on other people that just don’t know... Sustainability shouldn't be a guilt trip. It should be a lifestyle and a decison" -- Alexis Goertz, co-founder Edible Alchemy

For this final episode in 2017, Claudi visited the wonderful Alexis Goertz, co-founder of the Edible Alchemy CoLaboratory (@ediblealchemy.co), co-founder of Mother Kombucha 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 an charismatic women I know. If she’s not in Berlin she’s traveling through the lands with the Microbial Circus, she’s an avid adventurer, a culture dealer, bacteria barista and, and, and...

Apart from having the nicest participants on our green Berlin tours, it also warms our hearts when we think about how amazing our partners are. They’re so welcoming and giving - and also incredibly spontaneous when I sometimes call a few hours before, “hey can we come by at your atelier with 15 people”? And they’re like “yeah sure, come by”.

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.


SOME 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.

So thank god Alexis is here to guide us back to the sustainable secrets 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, the whole story is absolutely capturing 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:

  • The secret forces of our brain-gut-connection 
  • 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
  • A life changing year in Mozambique
  • Why teaching always empowers both the student and the teacher
  • Why times have never been better to start with fermentation
  • The importance of understanding other peoples’ position (put everything into perspective) ​
  • Why fermentation can be a hugely beneficial technique for developing countries
  • What are Maheo, Shambuku, Zobkis and Scobys
  • The secrets behind the pickled mangos in Kathmandu
  • The potential of survival in remote places through preservation of nutrients
  • Why it’s so important to have a good microbiome (and how to get to this stage)
  • The moment when Alexis knew that Berlin was ready for Edible Alchemy
  • What makes Berlin’s food culture so intriguing for fermenters
  • Why it’s so useful to meet and exchange with your competitors
  • The mystics behind food expiry dates
  • The biggest struggles in finding a kombucha brewery
  • The power we have to prevent food waste ​within our own neighborhoods
  • What makes the Edible Alchemy events & workshops so unique
  • What’s Alexis’ longterm plan

And much, much more! Okay, you see there’s so much to take out of this interview, so let's not waste time and dive right in, shall we? 

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EDIBLE ALCHEMY - INTERVIEW TRANSCRIPT:

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THIS IS EDIBLE ALCHEMY 

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FINAL WORDS:

Guys, I think that might be the last time we hear each other before the change of years. I just wanna thank you for being on this incredible journey with us! 

If you wanna hear more about Edible Alchemy and Alexis' amazing work, read her introduction to fermented food on heads up! magazine and check out her easy ginger beer tutorial here.

Thanks so much for listening to the podcast, for telling others about it, for coming on our tours - and simply, for helping us push the eco movement forward and showing the world how much fun it can be to live and act more sustainably. It’d be lovely to see you all sooner or later and explore the Berlin green scene together. 

Have an amazing Christmas time, pay lots of gratitude and kindness and respect for this beautiful planet and all our fellow human beings AND then let’s kick start the new year with lots of positive energy AND change the world! Ohhhh yessss.....


EDIBLE ALCHEMY - SHOWNOTES & LINKS MENTIONED

BEFORE YOU GO

...Green Berlin tours as Christmas present: If you are looking to gift a unique experience to a loved one, maybe one of our Green Berlin Tours is a good idea. Get in touch & we make you a voucher.

...if you took value out of this episode, please share it with your friends and leave us a short review on iTunes. Your feedback is important to make the show better and spread the messages to more people. Thanks so much for supporting us, it really means a lot!

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That’s it! Thanks so much for listening! Good times are coming & we all have the power to make it happen. So go out & spread some good green vibes 🙂

// EDIBLE ALCHEMY COLABORATORY //

Boppstraße 7,  Berlin - Kreuzberg

Nearest Metro: U Schönleinstraße

GET IN TOUCH​:

Email: alexis@ediblealchemy.co | Tel: +49 176 54415164

ediblealchemy.co

Edible Alchemy, fermented ginger beer | GreenMe Berlin Podcast Ep15

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