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Sandor Ellix Katz

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 in Tennessee and many other places. For more information, check out his website www.wildfermentation.com.

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A short documentary about fermentation revivalist Sandor Katz. "Sandor Katz shows you why an act as practical as making your own sauerkraut represents nothing less than a way of engaging with the world."-Michael Pollan

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Sandor Ellix Katz Events

September 5th, 2015 - 10:30 am

Sandor Katz at Nashville Public Library

Location: 615 Church Street, Nashville, TN, 37219 | Authors: Sandor Ellix Katz

On September 5th, Sandor Katz will be teaching an "Art of Fermentation" workshop at the Nashville Public Library in Nashville, TN. The workshop will take place from 10:30AM to 12:30PM in the Main Library. This event is sponsored by the Nashville Public Library Foundation and is free for all to attend – no registration required.

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Category: Food & Drink | Transition, Homesteading & Community Resilience
Format: Workshop 
Book: The Art of Natural Cheesemaking - Using Traditional, Non-Industrial Methods and Raw Ingredients to Make the World's Best Cheeses 

September 12th, 2015 - 3:00 pm

Sandor Katz at the Monticello Heritage Harvest Festival

Location: 931 Thomas Jefferson Parkway, Charlottesville, VA, 22902 | Authors: Sandor Ellix Katz

On September 12, 2015, Sandor Katz will be at the Monticello Heritage Harvest Festival in Charlottesville, VA. He will be teaching a workshop about "The Art of Fermentation" from 9:00AM to 11:30AM in Classroom 5 of the Visitor Center. This workshop costs $35 to attend. In addition to this workshop, Sandor will be teaching another titled "Fermentation: An Everyday Miracle" in the West Lawn Tent, Mountaintop, from 3:00-4:00PM on September 12th. This workshop is free with the purchase of a general admission ticket to the festival, which cost $15 until September 10th.

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Category: Food & Drink | Health & Wellness | Transition, Homesteading & Community Resilience
Format: Workshop 
Book: The Art of Fermentation - An In-Depth Exploration of Essential Concepts and Processes from around the World 

September 13th, 2015 - 5:00 pm

Sandor Katz at Church and Company

Location: 3647 Falls Road (Hamden), Baltimore, MD, 21211 | Authors: Sandor Ellix Katz

On September 13th, Sandor Katz will be giving a lecture at Church and Company in Baltimore, MD from 5:00-8:00PM. For this lecture, which is being provided by Hex Ferments, Katz will talk about his role as a fermentation revivalist and how this fits into our food system – from cultural context, justice, to sovereignty. This talk will then be followed by Q&A. This talk costs $35; part of the proceeds will benefit Whitelock Community Farm. Inspired snacks and drinks will be provided by HEX Ferments.

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Category: Food & Drink | Health & Wellness | Transition, Homesteading & Community Resilience
Format: Workshop 
Book: The Art of Fermentation - An In-Depth Exploration of Essential Concepts and Processes from around the World 

September 13th, 2015 - 5:00 pm

Sandor Katz at Church and Company

Location: 3647 Falls Road (Hamden), Baltimore, MD, 21211 | Authors: Sandor Ellix Katz

On September 13th, Sandor Katz will be giving a lecture at Church and Company in Baltimore, MD from 5:00-8:00PM. For this lecture, which is being provided by Hex Ferments, Katz will talk about his role as a fermentation revivalist and how this fits into our food system – from cultural context, justice, to sovereignty. This talk will then be followed by Q&A. This talk costs $35; part of the proceeds will benefit Whitelock Community Farm. Inspired snacks and drinks will be provided by HEX Ferments.

Find more details here.

Category: Food & Drink | Health & Wellness | Transition, Homesteading & Community Resilience
Format: Workshop 
Book: The Art of Fermentation - An In-Depth Exploration of Essential Concepts and Processes from around the World 

September 14th, 2015 - 5:00 pm

Sandor Katz at Whitelock Community Farm

Location: 930 Whitelock Street, Baltimore, MD, 21217 | Authors: Sandor Ellix Katz

On September 14th, Katz will be offering a workshop at the Whitelock Community Farm from 5:00-7:00PM, which is priced on a $5-$20 sliding scale. This workshop is a follow-up to a talk that Katz will be giving on the previous day. Both the talk and this workshop are being provided by Hex Ferments. In this workshop, participants will learn about the healing qualities and nutritional importance of live-culture ferments, as well as their illustrious history and integral role in human cultural evolution. All participants will leave with a jar of locally grown, organic fermented vegetables.

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Category: Food & Drink | Health & Wellness | Transition, Homesteading & Community Resilience
Format: Workshop 
Book: The Art of Fermentation - An In-Depth Exploration of Essential Concepts and Processes from around the World 

September 17th, 2015 - 7:00 pm

Sandor Katz at Rhinestone Steel

Location: 113 North Pacific Ave., Pittsburgh, PA | Authors: Sandor Ellix Katz

On September 17th, Sandor Katz will be hosted by Rhinestone Steel to give an "Introduction to Fermentation" workshop at the Garfield Activity Center in Pittsburgh, PA. This workshop will cost $10-$15, but no one will be turned away for lack of money.

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Category: Food & Drink | Health & Wellness | Transition, Homesteading & Community Resilience
Format: Workshop 
Book: The Art of Fermentation - An In-Depth Exploration of Essential Concepts and Processes from around the World 

September 17th, 2015 - 7:00 pm

Sandor Katz at Rhinestone Steel

Location: 113 North Pacific Ave., Pittsburgh, PA | Authors: Sandor Ellix Katz

On September 17th, Sandor Katz will be hosted by Rhinestone Steel to give an "Introduction to Fermentation" workshop at the Garfield Activity Center in Pittsburgh, PA. This workshop will cost $10-$15, but no one will be turned away for lack of money.

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Category: Food & Drink | Health & Wellness | Transition, Homesteading & Community Resilience
Format: Workshop 
Book: The Art of Fermentation - An In-Depth Exploration of Essential Concepts and Processes from around the World 

September 19th, 2015 - 11:30 am

Sandor Katz at Pennsylvania Mother Earth News Fair

Location: 777 Waterwheel Drive, Seven Springs, PA, 15622 | Authors: Sandor Ellix Katz

Sandor Katz will be be a keynote speaker at the Mother Earth News Fair in Seven Springs, PA on September 18-20. Katz's speech, "Fermentation: An Everyday Miracle," will take place on September 19th from 11:30AM-12:30PM on the Mother Earth News Stage. Weekend passes to the conference can be purchased for $30, though VIP and family packages are also available.

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Category: Food & Drink | Health & Wellness | Transition, Homesteading & Community Resilience
Format: Keynote 
Book: The Art of Fermentation - An In-Depth Exploration of Essential Concepts and Processes from around the World 

September 19th, 2015 - 12:30 pm

Sandor Katz at Pennsylvania Mother Earth News Fair

Location: 777 Waterwheel Drive, Seven Springs, PA, 15622 | Authors: Sandor Ellix Katz

Sandor Katz will be having a book signing at this year's Pennsylvania Mother Earth News Fair. The signing will be taking place from 12:30PM to 1:00PM. Full-weekend tickets to the fair are $30, though VIP and Family packages are also available.

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Category: Food & Drink | Health & Wellness | Transition, Homesteading & Community Resilience
Format: Book Reading/Signing 
Book: The Art of Fermentation - An In-Depth Exploration of Essential Concepts and Processes from around the World 

October 16th, 2015 - 6:30 pm

Sandor Katz at Friendly Ferments Festival

Location: 7904 43 Ave NW, Calgary, Alberta, Canada | Authors: Sandor Ellix Katz

On October 16-17, Sandor Katz will be at The Light Cellars' Friendly Ferments Festival of Fermentation & Culture, which is taking place in Calgary, Canada. On October 16th, Katz will be giving a pre-festival talk titled "Bubbles ‘n Brine: The Flavours and Function of Fermentation: An Evening Talk and Taster with Sandor Katz," which will take place at the Bowness Community Centre from 6:30-9:00PM. This talk will cost $65 before October 15th, and will cost $85 at the door.

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Category: Food & Drink | Health & Wellness | Transition, Homesteading & Community Resilience
Format: Talk/Tasting 
Book: The Art of Fermentation - An In-Depth Exploration of Essential Concepts and Processes from around the World 

October 17th, 2015 - 9:30 am

Sandor Katz at Friendly Ferments Festival

Location: 7904 43 Ave NW, Calgary, Alberta, Canada | Authors: Sandor Ellix Katz

On October 16-17, Sandor Katz will be a the Friendly Ferments Festival of Fermentation & Culture, which is being put on by The Light Cellar in Calgary, Canada. On October 17th, Sandor will be present throughout the day for the festival, which will include 3 keynote presentations from Katz. This festival will take place at the Bowness Community Centre from 9:30AM-6:30PM. Registration for the festival costs $125 until October 15th, and will then cost $135 at the door.

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Category: Food & Drink | Health & Wellness | Transition, Homesteading & Community Resilience
Format: Keynote 
Book: The Art of Fermentation - An In-Depth Exploration of Essential Concepts and Processes from around the World 

October 22nd, 2015 - 1:00 pm

Sandor Katz at Bauman College

Location: 1128 Pine Street, Boulder, CO | Authors: Sandor Ellix Katz

On October 22nd, Sandor Katz will be at Boulder Bauman College in Boulder, CO. Katz will be giving a presentation from 1:00-3:30PM about The Art of Fermentation, and all participants will learn about how simple it is to make kraut, kimchi and other fermented delicacies, as well as about the healing qualities, nutritional importance, and history of live-culture ferments. Katz's books, "The Art of Fermentation" and "Wild Fermentation" will both be available for purchase and signing. This event is free to the public, though you must RSVP to attend!

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Category: Food & Drink | Health & Wellness | Transition, Homesteading & Community Resilience
Format: Lecture 
Book: The Art of Fermentation - An In-Depth Exploration of Essential Concepts and Processes from around the World 

November 4th, 2015 - 12:00 pm

Sandor Katz at Walnut Ridge

Location: Walnut Ridge, Liberty, TN, 37095 | Authors: Sandor Ellix Katz

From November 4th-9th, Sandor Katz will be hosting a Fermentation Residency Program at his fermentation school at Walnut Ridge. This 5-day program is not an introductory workshop, but rather an opportunity for individuals who already have some fermentation experience to deepen their fermentation practice and thinking. Students will have access to Sandor’s extensive library of fermentation-related books. Students will also be gardening, harvesting, foraging, visiting local farms, and continuing to restore and improve Walnut Ridge. Food is included in the program cost, but students share in food preparation and clean-up. Students will camp (unless they make other arrangements). Sandor does not wish to ration space in the program solely on the basis of ability to pay, and he thus requests a sliding scale fee of $250-1000. Applications are to be emailed to Sandor at [email protected]

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Category: Food & Drink | Health & Wellness | Transition, Homesteading & Community Resilience
Format: Workshop 
Book: The Art of Fermentation - An In-Depth Exploration of Essential Concepts and Processes from around the World 

November 7th, 2015 - 1:00 pm

Sandor Katz at Long Hungry Creek Farm

Location: 2500 Heady Ridge Road, Red Boiling Springs, TN, 37150 | Authors: Sandor Ellix Katz

Sandor Katz will lead the Annual Harvest and Kraut-Chi-making Workshop at Long Hungry Creek Farm in Red Boiling Springs, TN, with Jeff Poppen, the legendary “barefoot farmer."Harvesting will take place at 10:00 AM, while the fermentation workshop will begin at 1:00 PM. Bring cutting boards, knives, graters, and jars to fill with veggies.

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Category: Food & Drink | Health & Wellness | Transition, Homesteading & Community Resilience
Format: Workshop 
Book: The Art of Fermentation - An In-Depth Exploration of Essential Concepts and Processes from around the World 

November 7th, 2015 - 10:00 am

Sandor Katz at Long Hungry Creek Farm

Location: Long Hungry Creek Farm, 2310 Long Hungry Rd, Red Boiling Springs, TN, 37150 | Authors: Sandor Ellix Katz

On November 7th, Sandor Katz will be at the Annual Harvest and Kraut-Chi-making Workshop at Long Hungry Creek Farm in Red Boiling Springs, TN. Sandor will be leading the workshop with Jeff Poppen. Those interested in joining the harvesting must arrive by 10am. The fermentation workshop will begin at 1pm. Bring cutting boards, knives, graters, and jars to fill with veggies.

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Category: Food & Drink | Health & Wellness | Transition, Homesteading & Community Resilience
Format: Workshop 
Book: The Art of Fermentation - An In-Depth Exploration of Essential Concepts and Processes from around the World 

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