I'd like regular ancestral cooking emails!

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


#15 – Our Favorite Kitchen Tools

Cooking three meals a day from scratch, fermenting and baking bread – they all require kitchen equipment. But how much of it is actually essential? What’s really useful, and how do you manage it in a small space? Listen to Alison and Andrea share what equipment is in their kitchens, what they use it for and how they manage it.… Read More

#13 – The Secret Life of Chocolate

Chocolate has a secret life. And learning about it will change your view of this food forever! Join us as we interview Marcos Patchett, author of the 700-page The Secret Life of Chocolate, about the ancestral, medicinal, cultural, psychological and mythological secrets of the cacao bean.… Read More

#10 – Elly from Elly’s Everday; Sourdough-Baking & Soap-Making

If you’re interested in whole grain sourdough baking (or soap-making) Elly is the one to know! She has two fantastic You Tube channels with wonderfully clear, non-nonsense recipes. Listen to us quiz her on all things sourdough *and* get a chat in about making your own soap too!… Read More

#8 – Kitchen Management & Avoiding Burnout

Everyone who’s passionate, creative and enthusiastic has experienced stress in the kitchen, right?! In this episode we deal with Kitchen Management and Burnout, giving them the attention and care they need. Listen in to feel met (we struggle too!) and hopefully pick up some ideas to take into your own kitchens.… Read More