Future soda? Micro-fermented, probiotic, water kefir brew

It's a 3000-year-old soda that is popular again. Water kefir is a natural ferment that was likely first discovered by shepherds who had led their animal to drink in high mountain springs in the Caucasus Mountains.

"The newfangledness of it is really that we've lost our culture in America. This is only newfangled to people that don't have access or a lineage that they're bringing forward of live culture fermenting of food," explains Tom Boyd.

Boyd, along with partners Jeffrey Edelheit and Deana Dennard, ferment their live beverages in what they call "the only kefir based microbrewery", a tiny shop in Sebastapol, California called the Kefiry. They use kefir grains (which aren't really grains, but bacteria and yeast that turn sugars into carbonation) to create their "enlivened" beverages that contain much less sugar than conventional sodas.

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A Meat with Unique Taste——Sour Meat [Western Yunnan Brother]

The meat made three months ago can be eaten today. Some ethnic minorities in Yunnan will pickle and ferment the meat to eat it. They are wrapped with banana leaves and fermented with glutinous rice and spices. The common feature is A small amount of salt is naturally marinated and fermented by virtue of Yunnan's unique weather resources. The meat has a slight sour taste, and it is fragrant but not greasy!

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Dongyue, you must eat a year of pig rice to be complete.

It's time for the annual pork stew feast again. On this day, we will prepare a jar of fermented pickled vegetables, a bowl of "Red Raw Cold Dish" and some stir-fried sour pig blood. We will also mix the golden roasted pig skin with sour papaya vinegar, make stir-fried pork with fava beans, stir-fried pig liver with garlic sprouts and brewed some pickled vegetables using the broth. Family members who are working outside the village all come back one after another. After having take-outs for most of the year, the annual pork stew feast in the winter months always reminds us of the coming Spring Festival. 
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