The North and Rye


What does rye bread mean? Does memory taste like rye bread?  Does who made it or where it was made effect taste. Is rye bread a part of self identity? This is an excerpt from the upcoming event, The North and Rye. Laura Valle is a PhD candidate at The Bread Lab at WSU. Katrina Kollegaeva is a food anthropologist, cook and writer in the UK. Her business is known as Rosehip and Rye – Soul food from the New East (www.RosehipAndRye.co.uk) with Gabriella Gershenson, Zuza Zak and Darra Goldstein. 

November 7, 2021, 1 to 3:00 PM Eastern Time – A discussion of  the history and current state of food and drink in Russia, The Balkans and The Caucasus, especially the love of things fermented, sour, and rye. Zuza Zak has recently published her book, Amber and Rye. Darra has published Beyond the North Wind, and will also give us a preview of her upcoming book, The KIngdom of Rye, as well! Register at https://Cultures.Group or  https://conta.cc/3bplEtj 

November 1, 2021, 3 to 5 PM EST Fermentation Journeys

Our recent two part Fermentation Journeys events with Sandor Katz and Mara Jane King were incredible. It’s taken a few weeks to distill out the info for additional videos to match with the large amount of supplemental materials that go with them but now pre-recorded interviews plus over 5 hours of newly created videos have been posted for in the showcase for the next event on Monday, November 1, 2021 from 3 to 5 PM Eastern Time. Part 3 of Fermentation Journeys: Across the Pond and Down Under. Most of the topics discussed are in Sandor’s latest book, Fermentation Journeys. These presenters take it further in their own areas of research, discovery, and practice. Across the Pond and Down Under. Live Event with selected videos and chat. Subscribers to this event or the series have access to a library of videos from Sandor Katz, Mara Jane King, Esteban Yepes Montoya, Maya Hey, Nancy Matsumoto, Mallory O’Donnell, Nicholas Repenning, Markus Shimuzu, Pao Yu Liu, William Rubel, Soirée-Leone, Naomi Duguid, Will Moffat, Holly Davis, Sean Doherty, Umair Khakoo, Anna Drozdova, Sònia Dguez, Maya Seetharaman, Margaret Sevenjhazi, Eve Jazmati, Jennifer Solow, Haruko Uchishiba, Connie Chew, Yoko Lamn, Andrea Billar, Kimiko Ito, Ellie Markovitch, Pratap Chahal, Harry Rosenblum, Priya Mani, Melanie McIntosh, Laurent Serin, Javier Gutiérrez Carcache, Kartik Sinha, Zizinia de les Flors, Alex Hozven and Kevin Farley of The Cultured Pickle Shop, Sharon Flynn, Riley Henderson, Dr.Tejas Sameer, Eiko Takahashi, Jeremy Umansky, Nina Mong, Anton Nicola, Eleana Hsu, Kevin Gondo, Taylor Erkkinen, Jenny Bardwell, Joel Orsini, Dr. Julia Skinner, Mark Tan and others.


December 19, 2021, 7 to 9 PM EST Fruit From the Sands

(book by Dr. Robert Spengler III): The Silk Road Origins of the Foods. Videos and a live discussion about the most fascinating archeobotanical history of the dissemination of food and culture and civilization from Central Asia to the rest of the world through The Silk Road and it’s predecessor.  Register


The InRetrospect ticket provides access to all events (live or prerecorded, although we don’t make replay event recordings available), 200+ food, fermentation and culture videos. Includes videos from the last 5 years including never before screened archive interviews and full length videos. Until 3/31/2022. Gets rolled out over a four month period.