Sterling College to Host Fermentation Revivalist and Author Sandor Katz
April 3, 2013 from 6–8 p.m.
Sandor Katz, fermentation revivalist and New York Times bestselling author of “Wild Fermentation,” “The Revolution Will Not be Microwaved,” and, most recently, the comprehensive work “The Art of Fermentation,” will be visiting Sterling College on April 3, 2013. A public talk, held in Sterling’s Simpson Hall from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m., will include a book signing and reception.
Sterling College is very excited about its partnership with the Galaxy Bookshop bringing contemporary perspectives and visionary speakers on local and global food systems to the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont. Linda Ramsdell, owner of the Galaxy Bookshop, noted, "We are delighted to launch this series with Sterling College and look forward to engaging with notable authors and neighboring communities about some of the most important issues of our time."
Katz’s interest in fermentation grew out of his overlapping interests in cooking, nutrition, and gardening. It started with sauerkraut, earning him the nickname “Sandorkraut,” even as his fermentation repertoire expanded. His personal mission is to share information, resources, and passion for fermentation so that others can explore live-culture foods.
A native of New York City and a graduate of Brown University, Katz moved to Cannon County, Tennessee in 1993, where he became part of a vibrant extended community of Queer people, friends, and allies. As a person with AIDS, he considers his advocacy for and commitment to fermented foods to be part of his healing. Katz maintains a website at www.wildfermentation.com. More information on his latest book can be found at http://media.chelseagreen.com/the-art-of-fermentation.