Sandor Katz speaks on the revival of fermentation and the benefits for you and your value-added business.
In this episode of the Thriving Farmer Podcast, we’re joined by fermentation expert and best-selling author, Sandor Katz. Sandor is the author of popular books such as The Art of Fermentation, Wild Fermentation, Fermentation Journeys, and more.
Sandor’s interest in fermentation grew out of his overlapping interests in cooking, nutrition and gardening. Since 2003, Sandor has taught hundreds of workshops demystifying fermentation and empowering people to reclaim this important transformational process in their kitchens. The New York Times calls him “one of the unlikely rock stars of the American food scene.”
In this episode, you’ll hear…
- How Sandor got started in fermentation 3:24
- What can realistically be fermented 6:19
- What are some unusual foods for fermentation Sandor has seen being fermented that actually turned out well 19:59
- What prompted Sandor to write Fermentation Journeys 27:21
- Sandor’s favorite ferment 33:24
- Sandor’s favorite fermenting tool 34:32
About the Guest:
Sandor’s interest in fermentation grew out of his overlapping interests in cooking, nutrition and gardening. It started with sauerkraut. He found an old crock buried in the barn, harvested cabbage from their garden, chopped it up, salted it, and waited. He says, “That first kraut tasted so alive and powerfully nutritious! Its sharp flavor sent my salivary glands into a frenzy and got me hooked on fermentation.”
Since 2003 when his book, Wild Fermentation, was published, Sandor has taught hundreds of workshops demystifying fermentation and empowering people to reclaim this important transformational process in their kitchens. The Art of Fermentation (2012), received a James Beard award and was a finalist at the International Association of Culinary Professionals.
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