In the name of sustainability, Chefs Chad Pagano & Jessie Riley are taking on a different topic for this week’s edition of Wild Game Domain – fermentation. Joining Chad and Jessie is Mike Schwartz, founder of Bad Ass Organics (also known as BAO Beverage). Tune in to hear how Mike started his business after taking inspiration from teaching nutrition at the Institute of Culinary Education. Hear Mike explain how to make kombucha, its historical origins, and all of the different bugs that brew the delicious beverage. Later, Chad tastes some of Mike’s other fermented products on-air! Learn about lacto-fermentation and salt on this episode of the Wild Game Domain! Thanks to our sponsor, Hearst Ranch. Music by Pamela Royal.



“After years of rambling on and on about nutrition at the Institute of Culinary Education, I decided to make a food product that was healthy.” [4:25]

“When you pick up a vegetable in the grocery store, it’s covered in bacteria.” [22:50]

Mike Schwartz on Wild Game Domain