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The Ancestral Kitchen podcast is my bi-weekly hour of joy – I get to sit down with Andrea Huehnerhoff and have an unbridled chat about being a passionate ancestral home cook!


She lives on a newly-created family farm in north-west Washington state, many miles away from my townie apartment kitchen here in Italy. And yet we’re tied together – we’re both centering our lives on the wisdom of ancestral cooking and eating.


I’d love for you to pull up a chair and join us.


And I’ve much gratitude to my hubby, Robert Michael Kay, who does the audio production for us and who wrote the theme. You can find him at www.robertmichaelkay.com


#36 – Defending Beef with Nicolette Hahn Niman

“For every complex problem there’s an answer that is clear simple and wrong” Are you confused or disheartened by the mainstream medias portrayal of beef? Would you like to understand how well managed cattle can be a huge step in … Read More

#35 – The Easy Way

It’s finding a balance, making sure you’re feeding your creativity in the things that inspire you, and trying to make the things that you’re not so hot on as quick and easy as possible… We live in a society that is … Read More

#33 – The Fats We Love, The Fats We Leave

I don’t use butter that often – but sometimes I’m really in a buttery mood and I’ll fry my pancake in ghee. – Alison For several decades, fats were vilified as the source of many health problems and were avoided … Read More

Cooking Ancestrally in a Van

Charlie cooked for her, her husband and her 2 children three times a day in a six and a half metre van with no oven, two burners and a tiny fridge all whilst travelling around Europe. Listen in as Alison interviews her about how she did it, finding good food on the road and what her experience gifted her.… Read More

#30 The Whole Chicken & Nothing But The Chicken

A whole chicken is one of the most economical meats out there. Listen in to hear Alison and Andrea talk about what you can save through buying a whole bird, what you should look out for when purchasing, along with how they cook whole chickens and how they use the meat and stock.… Read More

Four Ancestral Mamas Around The Table

How do you eat ancestrally on a budget? What about burnout and decision fatigue? Alison and Andrea sit down with Christine and Corey from the Modern Ancestral Mamas Podcast with a stack of your questions, and all share resources and … Read More

#26 – Bones & Water – The Magic of Stock

Take the left-over bones from an animal, combine them with water and some gentle heat and then wait. You’ll be gifted with one of the most revered food stuffs worldwide: Stock. It’s nourishing, comforting, tasty and the base of so much good food. Listen in to hear us wax lyrical over this simple food, then talk about how we make it, the different types and how we use it in our kitchens.… Read More