What is Ancestral Eating?
Alison of Ancestral Kitchen speaks to us today from a tiny little flat outside Florence, Italy, that overlooks the land that grows and sustains her food. From there, she cooks for her family and develops resources for the rest of us on how to eat ancestrally.
For Alison, food has been the catalyst for just about everything in her life. As a child, she turned to food when she felt, deep in her soul, that she was not home. In her very early years as an adult, she lost half her body weight in a bid to take charge of her own life and prove to herself that she could do hard things. And with that proof in hand, she made one massive change in her life after another - changes that defied expectations, aligned with her convictions, and have given her a life that feels meaningful, abundant, and joyful. She made choices like leaving a successful job for a lifestyle that she imagined, moving her family from England to Italy, and curing herself of PCOS, at least to the extent that she could resume cycles and have a child.
In this episode, we dive deep into what ancestral eating means, the benefits of eating this way, and how busy people can eat in an intentional & healthful way. Alison is a calm and intentional person, and this conversation will bring the same to your life - oh, it will also bring you the most delicious Spelt Sourdough Pizza recipe and lots of solid, practical tips on cooking with sourdough also. For a comforting, cozy listen in the middle of your busy life, I bring you Alison - thank you so much to her and to all of you for being here!
- The chores, routines, and rhythms in an ancestral kitchen
- To begin eating ancestrally, first you must be able to feel and express your values
- “Go with your joy.”
- “I never thought I could be the type of person to be an artist or move countries. Other people do that.”
- Alison’s decision to live in Italy
- Spelt Sourdough Pizza - Why Alison chose it
- Spelt Sourdough Pizza - How it should taste
- My try at sourdough pizza & Alison troubeshoots me
- The best way to maintain a sourdough starter
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This Episode's Storied Recipe
A pizza where the dough is truly the star. Spelt gives the dough a rich, nutty flavor while sourdough gives it lift and chewiness. The toppings are endless - just don't go overboard, so you can celebrate the dough!
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