Contraband Ferments

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Cheryl Paswater,  Chief Fermentationist & Functional Medicine Health Coach Cheryl Paswater is the Chief Fermentationist and owner of Contraband Ferments as well as an educator, Functional Medicine Health Coach, sous chef, artist, and writer. She previously co-organized the NYC Fermentation Festival and the NYC Ferments Meetup. She has been a contributing writer for Edible Magazine as well as a contributor to the book “Miso, Tempeh, Natto” and is currently working on her first book on fermentation due out sometime in the near-not so near future and on her podcast Peeling the Onion Podcast. You can find her teaching workshops and speaking on fermentation and health at in person workshops, online classes, and at festivals both regionally and internationally. She splits her time living in Brooklyn, NY and Richmond, VA with her partner, cat named Koji (which means “moldy rice”) and all of her cultures as pets (aka: bacteria, yeast, and mold). 
Cheryl is also co-host of Peeling the Onion Podcast. 
Cheryl + Nancy met many moons ago at an event at the Brooklyn Acupuncture Project in Brooklyn, NY. Cheryl was selling her ferments out of a mini-fridge and Nancy was there doing her Culinary Nutrition magic! The two immediately hit it off, Cheryl joining Nancy’s team as her Sous-Chef sidekick, co-teaching together, and now joining forces to bring you Peeling the Onion Podcast: Layers of Health. Peeling the Onion is a podcast where we dive in and talk about everything from the root of causes of our imbalances, culinary nutrition, fermentation, and all the nerdy things in between. Cheryl Paswater and Nancy Campbell are educators and practitioners of integrative, functional and culinary nutrition who are here to escort you through your health journey. Tune in