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‘Prince of Pickles’ to Preside Over Powell’s Pickle Day Party

Posted By jmccharen On November 8, 2012 @ 9:00 am In Food & Health | Comments Disabled

Paula Crossfield, editor of Civil Eats [1], crowned Sandor Katz “Prince of Pickles” when she interviewed him [1] earlier this year. He’s also been dubbed the “fermentation guru,” [2]but that’s far less alliterative than what Katz often calls himself in interviews: A “fermentation fetishist.”

Katz’s passion for all things fermented makes his latest book, The Art of Fermentation [3], as zesty and exciting as a freshly opened crock of kim chi, not to mention a New York Times bestseller [4].

Do you have questions about sauerkraut, which Katz has dubbed his “gateway drug,” [5] or are you curious to learn from Katz about new ferments you’ve never tried — like kefir, kvass and kombucha. Katz’s new book is the most comprehensive guide available, and will introduce you to fermented foods from cultures around the world. If your garden produced a patch of plump peas this summer, you can pickle that! Or you can pickle a peck of perfect peppers, Sandor Katz will show you how.

If you’re in the Portland area (the incredibly pickle-friendly [6] Portland area), you will have the perfect opportunity to praise the Prince of Pickles in person. To celebrate National Pickle Day on November 14th, Powell’s City of Books [7] is hosting Katz for a talk about The Art of Fermentation, and a book signing [7].

Though, unlike the Portlandia episode Katz will keep his pickling panache strictly to truly edible items — no unused jewel cases, broken heels, or band aids. However, if we do say so ourselves – Katz’s chops are far superior to that of Fred Armisen’s. Maybe worthy enough for a cameo on Portlandia?

Journalist Liz Crain is hosting Katz during his stay in Portland, and she’s also giving away a copy of the book (which you can get signed by Katz himself) [8]. Enter to win by leaving a comment on her post [8] about your favorite ferment.

[9]Just in time for the holidays, we have combined Katz’s two classic books on fermentation (The Art of Fermentation [3] and Wild Fermentation [10]) with a DVD of one of his popular workshops. Get all three in one reduced-price set here [9].

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URLs in this post:

[1] Civil Eats: http://civileats.com/2012/06/21/the-prince-of-pickles-sandor-katz-on-the-art-of-fermentation/

[2] also been dubbed the “fermentation guru,” : http://www.nytimes.com/2012/09/19/dining/fermentation-guru-helps-chefs-find-new-flavors.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0

[3] The Art of Fermentation: http://www.chelseagreen.com/bookstore/item/the_art_of_fermentation:hardcover

[4] mention a New York Times bestseller: http://www.chelseagreen.com/content/the-art-of-fermentation-is-now-a-new-york-times-bestseller/

[5] dubbed his “gateway drug,”: http://www.chelseagreen.com/tv/episode/5903408/

[6] pickle-friendly: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yYey8ntlK_E

[7] Powell’s City of Books: http://www.powells.com/biblio/1-9781603582865-42

[8] giving away a copy of the book (which you can get signed by Katz himself): http://www.lizcrain.com/foodloversguidetoportlandblog/2012/11/sandor-ellix-katz-at-powells-november-14th-and-contest/

[9] Image: http://www.chelseagreen.com/bookstore/item/the_sandor_katz_fermentation_set/

[10] Wild Fermentation: http://www.chelseagreen.com/bookstore/item/wild_fermentation:paperback

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