We Love the Funk

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Much of the food and drink we love is fermented, from beer and wine to bread and chocolate. But what makes a fish sauce ice cream a good idea? The Willy Wonka of Salt & Straw, Tyler Malek, explains how he injects the funkiness of fermentation into his frozen confections. You can taste Malek’s ice cream — he switches up the menu monthly — at Salt & Straw’s LA locations (Venice, Larchmont Village, Studio City) and in Portland, Oregon. To hear about more fermented foods we love, listen to our interview with Simran Sethi that aired earlier this year.

Music: "Autumn Sweater" by Yo La Tengo

Credits

Guest:
Tyler Malek - Salt & Straw

Host:
Evan Kleiman

Producers:
Laryl Garcia, Abbie Fentress Swanson, Camellia Tse, Joseph Stone