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Murray Slater


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Karl's Bakehouse

In this episode, we chat with Karl Tessendorf, a writer, recipe developer, author and baker. He fell in love with bread 4 years ago and he’s been baking almost every week since. Karl exudes passion…

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Booch Boost

We are back for Season 2 of the Fermented Podcast. We kick off with one of my personal favourite fermented products.  Kombucha or ‘booch’ as it is affectionately called seems to be on many people’s…

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2019 Podcast Highlights

Hey all you Fermenters, this is Murray Slater, Fermented founder and podcast host. It has been an incredible first year for us at Fermented.  We set out to create a platform to celebrate the entrepreneurial…

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Leading the Pack

We had the great pleasure to sit down with Glen Bryant, founder and marketing genius behind Six Dogs Distillery, one of South Africa’s most successful Gin brands.  .  Their Gin offering pays homage to traditional…

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Beer v Wine

I  somewhat crazily decided to invite two feisty Ladies to engage in a debate that has been going on since the dawn of fermentation and has divided continents and cultures. In the one corner I…

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The Queen of Kimchi

Che Gourmet, a business that started 4 years ago when owner and Queen of Kimchi Ché Upton returned from travelling the world. Ché Gourmet produces a range of Healthy , Fermented Food from around the…

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Why is my cheese yellow?

Cheese glorious cheese. One of the most universally loved fermented foods. In this podcast we are privilege to to talk to Kobus Mulder, a legend of cheese. One of the most respected cheesemakers and consultants…

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The Karoo Lioness

The blue agave plant takes eight years to mature in the heat of the semi arid  desert. It looks like a cactus yet it’s a member of the lily family, protecting its juicy,  fibrous interior…

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Bread of Heaven

Bread has always been the symbolism for sharing and community through many religions and cultures. It is argued that this fermented product was the very reason for civilization.  Bread however in the last 50-70 years…

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Agave Spirit

The agave plant takes eight years to mature in the heat of the semi arid desert. It looks like a cactus yet it’s a member of the lily family, protecting its juicy, fibrous interior with…

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Craft Brewer's Pow Wow - Part 1

Fermented brings you a two part podcast series on the recent Craft Brewers Pow Wow conference held in Cape Town.  Aimed at commercial craft brewers, home brewers and beer enthusiasts, the Powwow exists to create a unified…

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Who moved my Cheese?

We asked The Cultured Community, Why is cheese so delicious? What are your favourite types of cheese and why? Any local cheese varieties that we must try? Where to go for the best cheese in…

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In Celebration of Beer

Last Saturday South African celebrated National Beer Day (SANBeerDay). An amazing initiative started by community member Lucy Corne in 2017 as a way to celebrate beer and all the wonderful passionate folk that have been…

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What ya Fermenting?

Last week we asked The Cultured Community what fermenting projects they had on the go? Fermenting at home is a hobby to many and the community is about sharing of knowledge and experiences while also…

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Bread of Heaven

Last week The Cultured Community had a discussion on bread. Something that has been apart of civilisation since the first days.It is argued we moved away from our nomadic roots to start cultivating grain for…

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The De-Cider

We asked the Cultured Community, “Globally craft cider is one of the fastest growing alcohol categories, as consumers look for more natural, higher quality, lower alcohol alternatives. Regrettably South Africa is somewhat behind the pace…

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Festivals - Who Wins?

We asked The Cultured Community this week how do festivals strike a balance between being an experience driven concept that allows for attendees to be educated through tasters and not having the vendors been taken…

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Fermented faves of 2018

We asked The Cultured Community what their best fermentation products of 2018 were? With an explosion of exciting products on the market recently it is a tough choice.  Stefan, from Little Wolf Brewery , jumped…

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Fermentation Benefits

Humans have been preserving food through fermentation for Thousands of years. Only now are the benefits of fermented food and drinks been researched.  We asked The Cultured Community what are the benefits of fermented food…

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Delicious Confusion

We asked The Cultured Community if different niche industries could collaborated under the one banner, Fermented, in the battle versus the bland? “What is the importance of community? And do the communities linked by the…

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The Great South African Rumbullion

If you had to associate a revolution or rebellion with an alcoholic beverage it should really be rum. Your thoughts might instantly go towards marauding anti-establishment pirates, but in fact the reasoning lies in etymology.…

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