Our host and local winemaker, Garrett Martin, visits Liber Vinegar in Windsor, CA to learn about how Vinegar is made, how to turn flawed wine into something tasty, and how drinking vinegar affects your body in Episode 3.
Anchors Emily Somple and Brian Cary deliver the latest news in fermentation, fun facts and controversial topics involving food and beverage preservation. In Episode 3, Somple and Cary discuss the rise in popularity of beer gardens in California and other craft-beer-loving states.
Food stylist, chef, and home fermenter, Joanna Badano invites us into her home to prepare unique recipes featuring fermented foods. In Episode 3, Joanna teaches us all about cooking with miso! Learn how to make a simple ramen that you can customize with your favorite ingredients.
Jennifer Harris narrates this animated series explaining the science behind `food alchemy. Artwork and animations are done by Valerie Valdivia and Chris Vanderschaaf. In Episode 3, Jennifer takes us through the history of fermentation, all the way back to the beginning of mankind.
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 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 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 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.
What is Secondary Fermentation?
Once your primary fermentation has completed (usually a few days, during which most of the alcohol content is produced), you may transfer your liquid into another vessel for aging. This is often the stage where the “bubbles” happen thanks to fermentation’s byproduct, carbon dioxide.
What is a Mother?
A mother, also known as a starter is what you need to assist the start of a fermentation process. A mother or starter culture is microbiological and contains live bacteria and consist of a cultivation medium, such as grains, seeds, or liquids that have been well colonized by the microorganisms used for the fermentation.
What is Corked Wine?
The term “corked” in the wine industry usually refers to some kind of flaw found in the wine. It is a term used to describe undesirable smells or tastes found in a bottle of wine, especially spoilage that can only be detected in the bottle after it has been aged and opened.
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.
Director: Steve Rustad
Director of Photography: Alan Campbell
Producer: Emily Somple
Additional Camera: Brian Cary, Dan Shimer
Lighting: James Carriere, Brian Cary
Grip: Nick Blancett, Jamie Delgado
Set Photography/Camera Assistant: James Carriere, Jeff Maloney
Production Assistant/Social Media: Rhianon Borg
Script Writer: Emily Somple, Jennifer Harris
Audio Technician: Matt Bouler, Brian Cary
Makeup: Vanessa Colombo
Art Director: Joanna Badan, Noelle Gaberman, Steve Rustad
Music: Sheldon Bermont
Artwork: Valerie Valdivia
Animator: Chris Vanderschaaf
Editor: Brian Cary
Copyright 2017 Katalina Holding Co.