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Zena teaches the secret art of how to make magic food from seasonal organic vegetables. Photo Tree Faerie,

Eve Jeffery

Zena Gourevitch’s cooking story started many moons ago in an oppressed Russia. ‘I’m from Siberia,’ says Zena. ‘I have lived in Australia 33 years now, but my story of sauerkraut starts from my childhood. My father was in prison during Stalin’s time. He was there for 10 years and came back home with a completely destroyed stomach. My mum fermented cabbage in a big wooden barrel with a lot of juice and this was his medicine. His stomach was completely cured.’

Zena says that her parents died in Australia at the age of 96 – they ate sauerkraut every day.

Now she has decided it is time to share this gift with the world.

Zena makes traditional Russian cooking pots and traditional Russian sauerkraut. ‘My life seems to me has never been so busy, filled with creative plans and events and it pleases and inspires.’

Zena, who is also a theta healing instructor, says her sauerkraut has amazing healing results for a happy and healthy life. ‘The connection between sauerkraut and theta healing brings your intestinal tract in balance and produces enzymes that help break down food that is carried by villi through the intestines and small openings to allow food and nutrients to go through.’

Zena says sauerkraut can get your pooper working proper. ‘Some people have sluggish bowel movements,’ says Zena. ‘You are supposed have a bowel movement about two hours after eating. You will have regular bowel movements if you eat sauerkraut, it balances your Ph and protects you from cancer.

Zena teaches her craft in small workshops. She believes that what you put into your body can be a nutritional medley that sustains and enhances your life. ‘These workshops are an opportunity to learn the secret art of how to make magic food from seasonal organic vegetables. Fermenting vegetables adds nutritional value and turns it into probiotics. All the participants take away their self-made jar of sauerkraut.’

Zena’s next workshop will be held on Sunday 29 November at Coopers Shoot from 9am-1pm. Cost is $120.

For more information phone 0409 302 548 or find her on Instagram @zena.gourevitch.

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