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Kristen Rasmussen

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Kristen Rasmussen, MS, RDN, is a culinary nutrition and food system expert. Kristen’s work has led her many places—from conducting sensory studies in Copenhagen to implementing plant-based menu revamps and exploring fermentation in various Mediterranean climates. She is a teaching faculty member at UC Berkeley, past adjunct faculty at The Culinary Institute of America at Greystone, and a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist consultant for various organizations and restaurants, including Bon Appétit Management Company and Cal Dining. Additionally, Kristen helped initiate Berkeley Open Source, a non-profit dedicated to increasing availability and consumption of wild edible plants through research, education, and outreach. Kristen is passionate about exploring traditional food practices for a modern world. You can find more about Kristen at Rooted Food, where she documents her gastronomic ventures from cultural foods to foraging.

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