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Cheryl Paswater

Contraband Ferments

Cheryl Paswater is a Fermentationist, Educator, Health Coach, Artist, Beekeeper, and Writer. Cheryl runs a popular fermentation project called Contraband Ferments (, contributes as a writer for Edible Brooklyn, has guest co-hosted on the radio show “Fuhmentaboudit!” (on Heritage Food Radio Network), Co-Organizes the NYC Fermentation Festival, and is a Co-Organizer of the NYC Ferments Meetup. Cheryl is currently working on her first book and teaches workshops and at festivals both regionally and internationally. She lives in Brooklyn, NY with all of her cultures as pets (aka: bacteria, yeast, and mold).