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Introduction to Fermentation with Sandor Ellix Katz

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Pollinate is pleased to welcome bestselling author Sandor Ellix Katz! Come learn how simple it is to make your own kimchi, kefir, and other fermented delicacies. Learn about the healing qualities and nutritional importance of live-culture ferments, as well as their illustrious history and integral role inhuman cultural evolution. Empower yourself with simple techniques for fermenting these healthful foods in your home. Be part of the fermentation revival! Following this lecture/demonstration and Q and A, Sandor will be on hand to sign copies of his books, which are available at Pollinate.

Instructor/Author Bio: Sandor Ellix Katz is a fermentation revivalist. His book Wild Fermentation (2003), which Newsweek called “the fermenting bible,” and 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.” According to the Times, “Mr. Katz has become for fermentation what Timothy Leary was for psychedelic drugs: a charismatic, consciousness-raising thinker and advocate who wants people to see the world in a new way.” His latest book, The Art of Fermentation (2012), received a James Beard award. For more information on Sandor’s books and workshops, check out his website

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Wednesday, October 16, 2013 6:30 pm
Wednesday, October 16, 2013 8:30 pm
Pollinate Farm and Garden
2727 Fruitvale Avenue, Oakland, CA, 94601
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