Ky Guse

What is your favorite fermented food or drink? I can't name only one – beauty heart radish with black pepper, Ky's cukes and Ky's kvass. You are trapped on a dessert island and can only bring 3 desserts with you, what are they? Chocolate chip cookies, sugar cookies (the soft chewy kind) with pastel colored sprinkles on top, and angel food cake with some kind of berry on top - doesn't matter which one cause I love them all. Favorite 90's/00's band? Madonna, Nirvana, Dave Matthews Band (don't judge), Travis, Wilco, Green Day Favorite food to make at home? Brazilian beans and rice (recipe of Cleo). Favorite furry baby animal? Kids (not the humans, the goats) and puppies. Your house is on fire and you can only take one pair of shoes. What's it gonna be? High-top Supras. Who are you most inspired by? Ooh tough one. My brazilian mom, Maria Isabel Sollero Lemos and my dear mom, Leanne Guse. Favorite kind of nut? Walnut. What is your favorite smell? The smell of fall & the snuggle smell of my Mr. Petey (my doggo). Favorite book? Ai! Too hard - but I'd say Women Who Run with the Wolves by Clarissa Pinkola Estes. Favorite kind of pizza? Salsiccia

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Mel Guse

What is your favorite fermented food or drink? Easy - wine. You are trapped on a dessert island and can only bring 3 desserts with you, what are they?
1.) Three Twins Lemon Cookie Ice Cream 2.) Brownies 3.) Angel Food Cake with Confetti Frosting. Favorite 90's/00's band?  N'Sync. Favorite food to make at home? Baked salmon, roasted potatoes and sautéed kale. Favorite furry baby animal? Baby goats!! Your house is on fire and you can only take one pair of shoes. What's it gonna be?
My tap shoes. Who are you most inspired by? My sister. Favorite kind of nut? Barsy's Almond - Stuffies. If your life was a novel (or movie) what would the title be? Welcome to GYST-landia. If you could be the main character on any tv show, what would it be? Beverly Goldberg, from the sitcom "The Goldbergs" Favorite book? The Alchemist. Your favorite word or phrase used to describe wine? Funky ;) Favorite kind of pizza? Anything with an egg on it.

 
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Chloe Goodman

Food and Fermentation Manager

What is your favorite fermented food or drink? Fermented radishes. I can't make them at home too often or I won't eat anything else until they are gone! You are trapped on a dessert island and can only bring 3 desserts with you, what are they? Dark chocolate, bittersweet chocolate, and chocolate brownie batter. Favorite food to make at home? Sauerkraut in the cabinet, caramelized onions on the stove, pizza in the oven, marinated beans in the fridge, kombucha by the radiator. Yes, my apartment smells. Favorite furry baby animal? BABY KANGAROOS. Your house is on fire and you can only take one pair of shoes. What's it gonna be? My super light hiking boots that I wear every day on concrete.. oops. Who are you most inspired by? Hank Hill Favorite kind of nut? Peanuts in butter form even though they are legumes. What is your favorite smell? Summertime smells while I am out paddling my kayak. Describe in minute detail the ultimate brunch. First I wake up in bed to someone bringing me a nutty, earthy cold press coffee with toast and eggs. Then I gobble it up probably spilling crumbs and Sriracha everywhere and go back to sleep. Your favorite word or phrase used to describe wine? "Barnyard" Yup, it smells like poo. Favorite kind of pizza? The kind that is cut into triangles like pizza should be.