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.
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 titled "Fermentation: An Everyday Miracle" from 3:00PM to 4:00PM in the West Lawn Tent, Mountaintop. This workshop is included in the cost of the general admission ticket, which is $15 until September 10th.
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 Sandors 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]
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.
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.