Artisanal Fermentation: Balancing Science and Art For the Antidote

Inside the brewery at Antidoot — Wilde Fermenten.

hat does it mean to be an artisan? What exactly are craft, artisanal, and heritage foods and beverages, and why have they seen a resurgence of popularity in recent years? What exactly do the words “artisanal” and “craft” mean as modifiers?

At the most basic level, these terms describe the pursuit of traditional, usually older food and beverage…