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ISBN: 9781603582865
Year Added to Catalog: 2011
Book Format: Hardcover
Book Art: Two-color Throughout, plus two 16-page color inserts
Dimensions: 7 x 9 1/2
Number of Pages: 528
Book Publisher: Chelsea Green
Release Date: April 30, 2012
Web Product ID: 669

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The Art of Fermentation

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

by Sandor Ellix Katz

Foreword by Michael Pollan

"The Art of Fermentation appeals to our personal and fundamental well being, with a thoroughly engaging account of wild, tamed, and unaccounted-for microorganisms. Based on theory, science, and practical observations, Sandor Katz casts thousands of dots onto the pages for us to connect with our own experiences and interests. There are things he writes in this book that are relevant to everyone. Whether we are at war or peace with the tiny creatures we call microorganisms, we can't help but conclude that they are the building blocks of the communities we observe as organisms. His obsession with ferment is contagious. With the flip of a page it's easy to find oneself discovering our own personal journey embedded in this thoroughly engaging book."

Charlie Papazian, author of The Complete Joy of Homebrewing and many other books on beer

James Beard Foundation Book Award Winner: Best Reference and Scholarship!

A New York Times Bestseller!

Book Industry Guild of New York's 2013 New York Book Show Awards:
Second Place, Reference Category

   International Association of Culinary
   Professionals Finalist
With practical information on fermenting vegetables, fruits, grains, milk, beans, meats, and more…

The Art of Fermentation is the most comprehensive guide to do-it-yourself home fermentation ever published. 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.

While Katz expertly contextualizes fermentation in terms of biological and cultural evolution, health and nutrition, and even economics, this is primarily a compendium of practical information—how the processes work; parameters for safety; techniques for effective preservation; troubleshooting; and more.

With two-color illustrations and extended resources, this book provides essential wisdom for cooks, homesteaders, farmers, gleaners, foragers, and food lovers of any kind who want to develop a deeper understanding and appreciation for arguably the oldest form of food preservation, and part of the roots of culture itself. Readers will find detailed information on fermenting vegetables; sugars into alcohol (meads, wines, and ciders); sour tonic beverages; milk; grains and starchy tubers; beers (and other grain-based alcoholic beverages); beans; seeds; nuts; fish; meat; and eggs, as well as growing mold cultures, using fermentation in agriculture, art, and energy production, and considerations for commercial enterprises. Sandor Katz has introduced what will undoubtedly remain a classic in food literature, and is the first—and only—of its kind.

 


Sandor Ellix Katz Featured in the New Yorker

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About the Author

Sandor Ellix Katz

Sandor Ellix Katz is a fermentation revivalist. His books Wild Fermentation (2003) and The Art of Fermentation (2012), along with the hundreds of fermentation workshops he has taught across North America and beyond, have helped to catalyze a broad revival of the fermentation arts. A self-taught experimentalist who lives in rural Tennessee, The New York Times calls him "one of the unlikely rock stars of the American food scene." The Art of Fermentation received a James Beard award, and, in 2014, Sandor was honored with the Craig Claiborne Lifetime Achievement Award from the Southern Foodways Alliance. Sandor teaches fermentation workshops ...

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    133 Farmer’s Turnpike, Gardiner New York 12525
    November 29, 2014, 3:00 pm
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    Vanderbilt University, Dyer Observatory, TN
    December 5, 2014, 12:00 pm

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