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ISBN: 9781603585293
Year Added to Catalog: 2013
Book Format: Hardcover + DVD
Book Art: Two-color Throughout, plus two 16-page color inserts
Dimensions: 7 x 9.5
Number of Pages: 528 pages
Book Publisher: May 1, 2013
Old ISBN: Chelsea Green
Release Date: May 1, 2013
Web Product ID: 774

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

by Sandor Ellix Katz

Foreword by Michael Pollan

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).

Find out more about the book here, and about the DVD here.


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.


The Fermentation Workshop with Sandor Katz (DVD) 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.

This intimate workshop and interview will prove invaluable both for total beginners and longtime fermentation lovers. The DVD includes:

  • The history of fermentation and culturing
  • Information about microorganisms and pre-digestion
  • Demonstrations on making kefir and sauerkraut
  • Tips on fermentation vessels and storage
  • The truth about food safety (botulism, surface mold, and other fears de-mystified)

And more…

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 ...

View Sandor Ellix's full profile page >

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Format: Hardcover + DVD
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