Fiber Is Good For You. Now We Know Why.

NY Times  / January 1, 2017

A diet of fiber-rich foods, such as fruits and vegetables, reduces the risk of developing diabetes, heart disease and arthritis. Indeed, the evidence for fiber’s benefits extends beyond any particular ailment: Eating more fiber seems to lower people’s mortality rate, whatever the cause.

That’s why experts are always saying how good dietary fiber is for us. But while the benefits are clear, it’s not so clear why fiber is so great. “It’s an easy question to ask and a hard one to really answer,” said Fredrik Bäckhed, a biologist at the University of Gothenburg in Sweden.

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Preserving Traditions

Made Local Magazine  / June 2017

In a small industrial kitchen off Lakeville Highway in Petaluma, Samantha “Sam” Paone and her team are busy seasoning tubs of yellow beet slaw. Golden State Pickle Works, the company Paone founded with her husband Anthony, celebrated its third anniversary in May and shows no sign of slowing down. Today, they’ll go through over 200 pounds of cabbage and other assorted vegetables, only part of the production of the current product list….

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The Magic of Ferments

YouTube / Sushuma Gokhale  / May 27, 2017

Lactofermented pickles from Golden State Pickle Works. Owner chef Samantha Paone.

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December 2016 Tastes

Northbay BIZ / December 2016

“The more I learn about the benefits of pickling and fermentation, the more I realize it’s what we all should be doing,” says Samantha “Sam” Paone, a chef who founded Golden State Pickle Works in 2014 with her husband (and fellow chef) Anthony. The couple moved to Sonoma County from Oakland in 2013 and found that “The term ‘Slow-noma’ really is true for outsiders. The pace of life here is so relaxed. I found myself pickling to fill time.”….

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Bringing Pickles To Petaluma

ARGUS-COURIER / June 6, 2016

“I want to restaurant-ize pickles,” explained Samantha Paone, who, along with her chef/husband, Anthony, started selling their Golden State Pickle Works products at Petaluma’s east side farmers’ market last April….

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