Food Chain Radio News
Food Chain Radio Show #1065
Michael Olson, Author & Urban Farming Agriculturalist
The Bubbly Buggy Brew
Guest: Hannah Crum President, Kombucha Brewers International, Author: The Big Book of Kombucha
It is an interesting paradox: For a processed food to have shelf life, it must have no life. And so most of the packaged foods we eat are, essentially, dead.
Then along comes this bubbly buggy brew called, among many other things, “kombucha.” I discovered kombucha one day when the refrigerator ran out of beer.
“What’s this?” I asked?
“Kombucha!” replied the daughter. “Its full of bugs. You’ll love it!”
Upon opening the bottle, I heard the gentle hissing of bubbles rushing to find their way free…. “Shhhhhhhhhhhhh!” The taste I found to be crisp, sweet, tart and incredibly refreshing.
The daughter has since moved on in life, but the refrigerator still contains her kombucha. She was right. I do love it. Still, I wonder…