Bonus Episode! The 2022 Ancestral Kitchen Challenge

“The Ancestral Kitchen Challenge is here to spark your creative fire!” Andrea

We are excited to announce the 2022 Ancestral Kitchen Challenge! This challenge is designed to spark excitement and creativity in your kitchen and hopefully push you in a few areas to try something new or revisit something long forgotten. You can adjust every challenge to suit your unique kitchen, family and region!

In this episode Andrea and Alison discuss the 22 different challenge topics that are covered during the year, what sparked them and some different ways they could be imagined.

Download the challenge PDF

We hope you will share your challenge results with us! Tag the podcast, email or use the hashtag #ancestralkitchenchallenge !

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Time Stamps

1:51 What is The Ancestral Kitchen Challenge?

6:00 Make it your own!

6:30 Where to find the .pdf

7:00 #1 fermented drink

8.59 #2 book from the podcast

10:01 #3 bread

11:55 #4 kitchen scraps

13:13 #5 kitchen tool

15:16 #6 spice

16:18 #7 recipe exchange

17:38 #8 an elder

24:54 #9 broth

25:45 #10 recipe gift

16:56 #11 ferment

28:18 #12 dish known to locals

31:40 #13 offal

37:37 #14 fat

40:49 #15 herbs

45:03 #16 preserve something

46:17 #17 a previously-avoided recipe

48:46 #18 a meal entirely from your region

53:48 #19 go screen-free

1:01:55 #20 new cookbook

1:02:11 #21 make something from the podcast

1:02:41 #22 a meal from your genetic ancestors

1:04:54 How to share your challenges!

1:06:04 A page for your notes and the pdf

Resources Mentioned

The Literary Life Podcast (inspiration for this challenge!)

Spices mentioned: Sumac, Cassia

Chewing the Fat by Karima Moyer-Nocchi

Renewing America’s Food Traditions book

Renewing America’s Food Traditions (RAFT) Alliance

Alison’s sourdough porridge videos

Alison slow-cooked beef heart recipe

Aran’s video instructions for teff pancakes are available on our Patreon feed

Naomi (Almost Bananas)

Resource for Offal: Naomi has an entire section of recipes for offal!

Naomi’s Soft Lard Cracklin Biscuits (Mäkké Oškvarkové Pagáče)

Mayonnaise Recipe (use turkey fat instead of bacon fat)

Stephanie at ThistleBeeTea

Fire Cider Episode

Fire Cider or Master Tonic Recipe on my old embarrassing blog

Fire Cider book on Azure

Quitting Supermarkets episode

Six Books We Love episode

Our Favorite Kitchen Tools episode

Why I Gave Away My iPhone episode

ThreeRiversHomestead and the ThreeRiversChallenge (this is different than the one Andrea mentioned on the podcast)

ThreeRiversHomestead ALSO hosts the challenge Andrea mentioned, the EveryBitCountsChallenge

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