Just Food Conference 2016 by Cheryl Paswater, Chief Fermentationist, Contraband Ferments
One of my favorite events of the year was this past weekend, the Just Food Conference at Teachers College, Columbia University. It's a yearly conference dedicated to ethical food practices, food advocacy, greenmarkets, CSA's, farming, education, and more! It's always been a wonderful learning experience, filled with so many amazing people, and a strong current around building communities. After all, food brings communities together!
I've always attended the conference as a attendee that squeezes in as many workshops and lectures as possible and talking to as many people I can but, this year I had the honor and privilege to to get to be a presenter with my good friend Erin Cramm (also notoriously known as my fermentation wife) on the Human Microbiome and Fermentation. So after spending the morning catching up with friends and fellow food nerds, and squeezing in multiple workshops that morning from Herbal Medicine, to GMO Laws in NY, to Using Food as a Tool to End Mass Incarceration, and even catching part of Andrea Beamans lecture on Detoxing your Liver, and a lovely locally grown lunch we powered up or an afternoon of nerdy bacteria talk.
I won't go into all the details because I would be here all day but, I do want to share our favorites list for all things Fermentation and the Human Microbiome! We hope you enjoy it!
Resources for the Gut Microbiome and Ferments
Giulia Enders (Book)
The Good Gut
Justin and Erica Sonnenburg (Book)
Cooked, Book & Netflix Series
Michael Pollan (Episode/Chapter: Earth)
How Bacteria “Talk”
Bonnie Bassler (TED talk)
Martin J. Blaser, MD
Fuhmentaboudit! (Radio Show)
Wild Fermentation & The Art of Fermentation
Sandor Katz (Book)
Body Ecology Diet
Gut and Psychology Syndrome
Dr. Natasha Campbell- McBride, MD
The Symbiont Factor
Richard Matthews, DC, DACNB, FACFN
The Epidemic of Absence
The Human Microbiome Project