Episode 1

Fermentation Road:

Our host from Season 1, Winemaker Garrett Martin hits the road to visit fermenters in the North Bay. In Episode1, Garrett visits with Scott Goyne, co-founder of HenHouse Brewing Co, in Santa Rosa, CA

Spoiler Alert:

Anchors Emily Somple and Brian Cary deliver the latest news in fermentation, delivering fun facts and controversial topics involving food preservation. Find out what Emily and Brian have to say about salad dressings on the supermarket shelves vs. homemade dressings.

Spoiled Kitchen:

Food stylist, chef, and home fermenter, Joanna Badano invites us into her home to prepare unique recipes featuring fermented foods. In Episode 1, Joanna shows us how to cook with kefir and sourdough, making homemade waffles!

Fermented Science:

Jennifer Harris narrates this animated series explaining the science behind food alchemy. The animation is done by Valerie Valdivia. In Episode 1, Jennifer explains why eating a balance of fresh, cooked, and fermented foods is good for your health.


Cast + Crew
Emily and Brian

Emily & Brian:

Emily and Brian are both Sonoma County natives and fermented food and beverage enthusiasts. Emily explores and experiments with food on a regular basis, while Brian tends to favor distillation and brewing. In their spare time, Emily writes a food blog, Spoiled In Sonoma, and Brian is building a juice truck and creating content for a spirits magazine.

Jennifer Harris

Jennifer Harris:

Jennifer Harris describes herself as a Bacteria Advocate and fermentation/pickling instructor. Discovering that "good bacteria" is necessary for our health, Jennifer set out on a mission to learn to preserve foods traditionally, including yogurt, sauerkraut, sour breads, pickles, wild sodas, cheese and more.


Joanna Badano:

Joanna is a professional food stylist, top-of-her-class graduate from Le Cordon Blue, and James Beard Award scholarship winner. When she's not in the studio, she's likely at home with her two daughters, teaching them a thing or two in the kitchen. Joanna began styling for our series last year and we just had to put her in front of the camera.

Garrett Martin

Garrett Martin:

Garrett Martin is a wine-maker, father and husband who is passionate about his home turf and truly loves the people, landscape and no nonsense farm to table approach that is prevalent in our food culture today. No stranger to the world of fermentation, Garrett learns something new about food and beverage techniques in every episode.


Shoot Blue Productions and Alan Campbell Productions

Shoot Blue Productions is a Sonoma County video production company providing award winning video and television production services for the greater San Francisco Bay Area. Since 2005, Shoot Blue Productions has grown to take on a wide array of video and television productions. Whether it is a television commercial, corporate video or a broadcast reality series, they provide production and post production services from start to finish to ensure the best quality product.

Alan Campell Productions specializes in advertising and editorial photography and video in Northern California's wine country. Alan's strengths lie in wine, food, beer and lifestyle photography. Alan Campell has been creating beautiful images and video for more than 24 years.

Cast and Crew
  1. Producer/Director: Steve Rustad, Alan Campbell

  2. Associate Producer/Unit Production Manager: Leslie Simmons

  3. Director of Photography: Alan Campbell & James Simmons

  4. Additional Camera: Dan Shimer, Brian Cary

  5. Lighting Director: John Paussa, James Carriere

  6. Grip: Patrick Egan, Nick Blancett, Theodore Sawyer, Leonardo Nava

  7. Camera Assistant/Set Photography: Jeff Maloney

  8. Production Assistant: Emily Somple

  9. Script Writer: Emily Somple, Jennifer Harris

  10. Audio Technician: Matt Bouler, James Simmons

  11. Makeup: Vanessa Colombo, Nicolette LaFranchi

  12. Art Director: Joanna Badan, Noelle Gaberman, Steve Rustad

  13. Music: Sheldon Bermont

  14. Artwork: Valerie Valdivia

  15. Animator: Chris Vanderschaaf

  16. Editor: Brian Cary, Leslie Simmons

  17. Copyright 2017 Katalina Holding Co.

Production Stills
Steve Rustad and Garrett Martin Emily Somple In front of Green Screen bowl of strawberries and blueberries Beers from Henhouse Brewing Company
Spoiled To Perfection Kitchen Set Backstage production photo production photo Alan Campbell
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