Start 2018 off right and take a listen to this week's GREAT TASTE.  The LIVE show at Green Building Supply featured Dr. Dinesh Gyawali who made Ayurvedic kitcheree, and a detox tonic.  Alura Anderson provided vegan chili.  Steve McLaskey explained the significant differences between sprouts and microgreens, and Dan Gorman of Bubbling Brine Brothers lit up our mouths with his homemade probiotic hot sauces.

Lots of tips for a healthy 2018 in this week's broadcast.  Happy New Year and Healthy Eating!

LIVE Great Taste-1-2-2018

Thanks to Green Building Supply, Julie Stumo, Fairfield Media Center and Jason Strong, Everybody's Whole Foods, and all our listeners.


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Kombucha-Starting 2012 Off with a Healthy Alternative to Soda?

This week Fairfield’s own Shaktea Kombucha, run by the Dowd family, was awarded a $250,000 grant as part of Chase and Google’s Mission Main Street grant program. Though this interview is from a couple of years ago, it’s the appropriate show to run on Great Taste along with our congratulations to the Dowds and best wishes for their upcoming expansion.

"Kombucha flavored soda alternatives pose threat to Coca-Cola and Pepsi."  Well, I think this story is only in an early phase of development, but if you sometimes have a craving for a bubbly beverage that goes well with popcorn, look no further than Shaktea Kombucha.  For the most part, I have my soda (or pop depending on where you grew up) attachment licked, but I have to admit that last year I went on a Mexican Coke binge for several weeks.  A number of pounds later (that exact number will remain confidential), and well-caffeinated, I broke off the relationship. Now, with Shaktea in my life I have no need to rekindle it.

Shaktea Kombucha

It might even be good for you?  That's way crazy.  All I know is kombucha is a fermented tea with roots in Russia, China, and Japan.  The local product is a delicious drink that comes in five flavors, has USDA Organic Certification, and contains naturally occurring pro-biotic enzymes.  The rest of the story we'll leave to the Dowd family, local brewers, who have refined their process over a 10-year period.  Deb (Mom), Jack and Meghan (brother and sister) will share the story of how their micro Kombucha brewery began and has evolved.