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img_3248Hi there!  My name is Jody, welcome to “The Cultured Foodie”, a resource to demystify and share the delicious benefits of fermented food for beginners and the experienced alike.  Please join me as I teach easy step-by-step methods to make and use fermented food in your daily meals, as well as explain the excellent health benefits gained by adding the good bacterial cultures found in fermented food to your diet.


I’m a Foodie.  I love the adventure of eating.  I have been experimenting in the kitchen since I was little and still enjoy it today.  I love to visit different and exotic stores, discover new food and never fail to find the thrill of the possibility of each new ingredient.

I believe we’ve lost touch with the simplicity of eating.  For decades we have been bombarded with conflicting information, telling us what and how to eat.  My goal is to bring back simplicity.  I don’t follow a strict regime, but favor healthy eating, easy to incorporate into our family’s lifestyle without compromising on flavor.   I was inspired to start working with fermented food by Dr. David Perlmutter’s book, Brain Maker, which stresses the connection between gut bacteria to the overall health of the body. Basically, a happy gut microbiome = a healthy body.  Introducing good bacteria (probiotics) into the gut has become mainstream through the use of supplements, but it is so easy, effective, inexpensive and delicious to incorporate food naturally containing beneficial bacterial cultures into your diet.   

In early 2016 I started out with kombucha, water kefir, sauerkraut and pickles, and have personally noticed a difference since incorporating fermented foods.  My bloating and fatigue issues have disappeared and my cravings have diminished.  Both my family and I have experienced a general improved state of well being.

Why the Cultured Foodie Website?


After having worked full time, and now as a mother of 3 young kids, I understand how busy we are with little time to research and to keep up with the latest developments and techniques.   From the beginner to the experienced, The Cultured Foodie is your one-stop resource to help you on your journey to better health, to discover and enjoy delicious, super healthy fermented food, techniques, products and related topics.