Here is what Andrew had to say as a preview and window into our conversation:
“Today on the show we’re talking with Malcolm Saunders, intuitive chef, superfood alchemist, expert raw chocolate maker and teacher, owner and creator of the amazing superfood store, The Light Cellar.
In this episode we go through Malcolm’s journey in food, his ups and downs and experiments that took him from vegetarianism, to raw veganism, to rediscovering traditional nutrition and ancestral eating. We talk about fasting, fermenting, psychedelics and the search for the perfect diet. (Hint: it’s not just one thing. it’s not the same for everybody. And it definitely changes and shifts over the seasons, and over the years.)
I really enjoyed chatting about what he considers to be the actual four food groups, which are totally different than the Food Pyramid we’ve all grown up with. These food groups are 1) Plants, 2) Animals, 3) Bacteria and 4) Fungus. Not exactly our parents food groups, but, if you think about it, everything you need is in there.
We also spend some time going through what he calls his Food Scope. These are his guidelines for going through your own food journey and developing your own food intelligence.
Malcolm is a wealth of knowledge. He’s worked alongside some of the icons in the food world. People like David Wolfe, Daniel Vitalis and Sandor Katz, to name a few.
If you’re in our city, and haven’t done so already, you have to check out his shop and café, or attend one of their workshops. If you’re from other parts of the world, you can find out more about Malcolm, and learn tons of great stuff on his website at malcolmsaunders.com or on the Light Cellar website thelightcellar.ca. They publish tons of great info and videos. It’s really a great place to get online and learn.”
You can listen to the interview here: