Dinner with Julie O’Brien of Firefly Kitchens

Tuesday, November 13 - 6:30 pm

Central Co-op's Rochdale Room, 1900 E Madison St, Seattle

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Join Julie O’Brien of Firefly Kitchens for an evening of fermented food and knowledge! Dinner is included. The event is free and open only to Central Co-op members. 

About Julie and Firefly Kitchens

In 2006 Julie O’ Brien’s life was forever changed by cabbage and kraut when she encountered fermented foods while studying for a nutritional therapy program. A native Alaskan, Julie had been passionate about health and whole food nutrition her entire life, but she’d never heard about the incredible benefits of fermented foods.

Dr. David S. Ludwig, a professor of nutrition at the Harvard School of Public Health says that not only can fermentation boost food’s shelf life and nutritional value but can give your body a dose of healthy probiotics, which are live microorganisms crucial to healthy digestion. The Harvard Health Blog states that, “Researchers are beginning to link these tiny creatures to all sorts of health conditions from obesity to neurodegenerative diseases.”

Learning about the probiotic power of kraut and was a life-changing discovery that led to immediate at-home kraut making, endless recipe creations and two-years later the beginning of Firefly Kitchens. Since then, Julie has made it her mission to produce fresh ferments packed with crunch, tang and zest, while showing folks all of the delicious ways that they can incorporate these extraordinary foods into their daily meals. Author of Fresh & Fermented (Sasquatch 2014), O’Brien has been infusing foods with her fresh ferments for more than a decade now. Mac ‘n cheese, tuna salad, carrot cake and chocolate pudding — they’ve all been krautified by O’Brien, and yes, they’re all delicious!

Firefly Kitchens don’t add anything to their fermented foods other than organic vegetables, herbs, spices and sea salt. There are no preservatives or added cultures, just their hard work and love for great food that will nourish every customer. All of their products are made with 100% vegan and gluten-free ingredients.

Julie believes in eating at least a tablespoon of fermented foods every day with meals. Just a tablespoon contains billions of digestive enzymes and probiotics and will add a vibrant flavor to your dish!

Keywords: Firefly Kitchens, Fermented Foods