Fermentation and its link to the dawn of life on Earth

In Module 4 of Rewilding Mythology, David Zilber walks us through how fermentation and civilisation and agriculture are all woven together in complicated and interesting ways. "Fermentation is indelibly linked to the dawn of life on Earth," he says, diving into gelogical time, weaving the stories of the diversification of life with species evolution with the addictiveness of alcohol. How is fermentation the central node of basically all life?


David Zilber

David Zilber is a professional chef, fermenter, photographer, and author of The Noma Guide to Fermentation, hailing from Toronto, Canada.

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Sophie Strand

Sophie is a writer based in the Hudson Valley who focuses on the intersection of spirituality, storytelling, & ecology.

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