Sandor Katz

Sandor Ellix Katz, is a fermentation revivalist. A self-taught experimentalist who lives in rural Tennessee, his explorations in fermentation developed out of his overlapping interests in cooking, nutrition, and gardening. He is the author of four previous books: Wild Fermentation, The Revolution Will Not Be Microwaved, The Art of Fermentation (a New York Times bestseller and winner of a James Beard Foundation Award in 2013), and Fermentation as Metaphor. The hundreds of fermentation workshops he has taught around the world have helped catalyze a broad revival of the fermentation arts. Find out more at or on IG @sandorkraut.


Sandor Katz’s Fermentation Journeys: Excerpt

Like any other manifestation of culture, fermentation practices must be used in order to maintain relevance and stay alive. We must cherish and celebrate the diversity of fermentation practices around the world, and document and share them.

October 25, 2021

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Fermentation as Metaphor: Excerpt

The only thing that makes do-it-yourself fermentation radical is context: our contemporary system of food mass production, which is unsustainable in so many ways.

October 20, 2020