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Sandor Ellix Katz

Sandor Ellix Katz is a self-taught fermentation experimentalist. He wrote Wild Fermentation: The Flavor, Nutrition, and Craft of Live-Culture Foods—which Newsweek called "the fermenting bible"—in order to share the fermentation wisdom he had learned, and demystify home fermentation. Since the book's publication in 2003, Katz has taught hundreds of fermentation workshops across North America and beyond, taking on a role he describes as a "fermentation revivalist." Now, in The Art of Fermentation, with a decade more experience behind him, the unique opportunity to hear countless stories about fermentation practices, and answering thousands of troubleshooting questions, he's sharing a more in-depth exploration of the topic.

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Sandor Ellix's Upcoming Events

  • Sandor Katz at Walnut Ridge Fermentation School
    Walnut Ridge, Liberty TN
    October 29, 2014, 12:00 pm

    Sandor will lead a two-week fermentation residency program at his fermentation school at Walnut Ridge, an 1820’s log cabin he and many helpers have been restoring for the past two years. Over 12 days, you will do a variety of fermentation projects, including: Fermenting vegetables; alcoholic beverages from seasonal fruits; kombucha, kvass, water kefir, mauby, and other sour tonic beverages; sourdough, porridges, and beers; tempeh; koji and miso; yogurt and kefir; and any others, based upon the interests of participants. Please submit your application at the above link.

  • Sandor Katz at Long Hungry Creek Farm
    Long Hungry Creek Farm , Red Boiling Springs TN
    November 1, 2014, 1:00 pm

    Annual Harvest and Kraut-Chi-making Workshop at Long Hungry Creek Farm in Red Boiling Springs, TN, with Jeff Poppen, the legendary “barefoot farmer” and Sandor Katz. Fermentation workshop will begin at 1pm. Bring cutting boards, knives, graters, and jars to fill with veggies.

  • Sandor Katz at the Austin Fermentation Festival
    3110 Esperanza Crossing Suite 100, Austin TX
    November 15, 2014, 11:00 am

    Texas Farmers’ Market and Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts Austin are proud to announce the Austin Fermentation Festival with keynote speaker and fermentation expert Sandor Katz. This is a free event that runs from 11a.m.–4p.m. at the Le Cordon Bleu Austin campus in the Domain. The day will include a series of fermentation workshops, a community culture swap, fermented foods and product vendors, book sales, food for purchase, fermented beverages, a vegetable farmers’ market, and live music. Tickets for the AFF after-party and Sandor Katz meet-and-greet with Dai Due Butcher Shop will be on-sale starting in May 1. Proceeds from this event will benefit local food and farm advocates.

  • Sandor Katz at Tennessee Local Food Summit
    Vanderbilt University, Dyer Observatory, TN
    December 5, 2014, 12:00 pm

    Sandor Katz will speak at the Tennessee Local Food Summit on December 5-7 at Vanderbilt University. More details to come...

Sandor Ellix's Books

The Art of Fermentation & Fermentation Workshop (Book & DVD Bundle)

Learn how to ferment vegetables, milk, grains, and more with the master of the art, Sandor Ellix Katz. Get your feet wet with Katz's workshop DVD, where he shows you how to make sauerkraut, kefir, and kimchi. Then get in-depth knowledge on these and other ferments with the encyclopedic book The Art of Fermentation (a New York Times Bestseller and winner of a James Beard Award).

The Sandor Katz Fermentation Set

This set combines Sandor Ellix Katz's two classic books on fermentation with a DVD of one of his popular fermentation workshops.

The Art of Fermentation

An In-Depth Exploration of Essential Concepts and Processes from Around the World

Winner of the 2013 James Beard Foundation Book Award for Reference and Scholarship, The Art of Fermentation is the most comprehensive guide to do-it-yourself home fermentation ever published.

In this New York Times bestseller, Sandor Katz presents the concepts and processes behind fermentation in ways that are simple enough to guide a reader through their first experience making sauerkraut or yogurt, and in-depth enough to provide greater understanding and insight for experienced practitioners.

Wild Fermentation and Fermentation Workshop with Sandor Ellix Katz: Set

Bread. Cheese. Wine. Beer. Coffee. Chocolate. Most people consume fermented foods and drinks every day. For thousands of years, humans have enjoyed the distinctive flavors and nutrition resulting from the transformative power of microscopic bacteria and fungi. Wild Fermentation: The Flavor, Nutrition, and Craft of Live-Culture Foods is the first cookbook to widely explore the culinary magic of fermentation.

Fermentation Workshop with Sandor Ellix Katz

Thousands of readers consider Sandor Ellix Katz's Wild Fermentation to be their guidepost for exploring and making fermented foods. In this DVD Katz offers fermentation beginners and enthusiasts a chance to "sit in" on one of his popular workshops and learn through hands-on demonstration and instruction, accompanied by an interview on the benefits of fermentation, and social implications as it relates to food security.

Wild Fermentation

The Flavor, Nutrition, and Craft of Live-Culture Foods

Bread. Cheese. Wine. Beer. Coffee. Chocolate. Most people consume fermented foods and drinks every day. For thousands of years, humans have enjoyed the distinctive flavors and nutrition resulting from the transformative power of microscopic bacteria and fungi. Wild Fermentation: The Flavor, Nutrition, and Craft of Live-Culture Foods is the first cookbook to widely explore the culinary magic of fermentation.

The Revolution Will Not Be Microwaved

Inside America's Underground Food Movements

The handbook for cultural resistance for a new generation of monkey-wrenching food activists.

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