Lacto-Ferments Make Front Page of Washington Post Food Section


Chef Monica Engages Her Students

Chef Monica Corrado is Featured as a Fab Fermenter

Monica Corrado is one of the first people I met when I joined Weston A. Price Foundation. The National office referred me to her when I was looking for a WAPF personal chef to cook for my father. She took the job of preparing nourishing traditional foods for my dad as he battled valiantly against cancer. I credit her for helping us keep Dad around for one more year, because after months of her homemade sustenance, he got a clean bill of health from his doctor for the first time in 3 years!

As a newbie to Nourishing Traditions, I eagerly signed up for her classes, and they helped me overcome the jitters I had about all the new techniques and foreign concepts, like lacto-fermenation. Someone who attended one of her lectures recently told Monica, “you have a fabulous teaching personna, very engaging and easy to follow!”

I agree!

A wonderful, giving person with an effervescent personality, Monica is proud of the “Honorary Board Member of Weston A. Price Foundation” title conveyed upon her by Sally Fallon Morell. And now, Monica is finally getting her public due, after years of toil in the kitchen and in her instructional cooking classes.

Today, Washington Post writer, Kristen Hinman’s article It’s Alive, Bring on the Good Bacteria with Lactofermentation, landed Monica on the front cover of the FOOD section in a terrific feature article about the revival of this ancient food preservation method. And true to form, it is a funny photo of Monica with an OH, YUM! look as she tastes her fermented salsa.

Monica is a hoot (those of you who have taken her classes know this) and this photographer definitely captured that in the photo session in her home kitchen.

Monica is going to be giving a day long “crash course” in Nourishing Traditions cooking in conjunction with the Wise Traditions 2010 Conference this November. The annual international conference of the Weston A. Price Foundation will be held in King of Prussia, PA and ‘Spend a Day with Monica’ will be held Monday, November 15. Visit the Wise Traditions conference website for more details!

Kimberly Hartke is the publicist for the Weston A. Price Foundation.


  1. Thanks for the heads up on the article. I just found your blog a couple of days ago, fairly new to WAPF, but love it. So many great bloggers and the wapf site is a bountiful harvest of information! The philosophy feels so right and I’m looking forward to learning more and eating better! We have been kefir people for awhile, but lactofermentation is a new phenom to me. Ok, going to eat more of the chicken broth I made yesterday…

  2. Kimberly Hartke says:

    Hi Sally, welcome to WAPF, I was right where you are 3 years ago, and look at me know! Running my own online “magazine”!

    This is an exciting journey and I know you will reap amazing benefits.

    Thanks for dropping by the blog, and keep coming back!

  3. My co-leader, Lisa, and I had a class on lacto-ferments last night, and I’m posting our handouts and some links, including this one, to my website. Go to and click on the 3 stars in the upper right hand corner.


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