Sandor Katz's Fermentation Journeys

Sandor Ellix Katz


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Chelsea Green Publishing Co
7 October 2021
ISBN: 9781645020349
352 pages

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From James Beard Award winner and New York Times-bestselling author of The Art of Fermentation: the recipes, processes, cultural traditions and stories from around the globe that inspire Sandor Katz and his life's work - a cookbook destined to become a modern classic essential for every home chef. 'His teachings and writings on fermentation have changed lives around the world.'-BBC For the past two decades, fermentation expert and bestselling author Sandor Katz has travelled the world, both teaching and learning about the many fascinating and delicious techniques for fermenting foods. Wherever he's gone, he has gleaned valuable insights into the cultures and traditions of local and indigenous peoples, whether they make familiar ferments like sauerkraut or less common preparations like natto and koji. In his latest book, Sandor Katz's Fermentation Journeys, Katz takes readers along with him to revisit these special places, people and foods. This cookbook goes far beyond mere general instructions and explores the transformative process of fermentation through: Detailed descriptions of traditional fermentation techniquesCelebrating local customs and ceremonies that surround particular fermentsProfiles of the farmers, business owners and experimenters Katz has met on his journeys It contains over 60 recipes for global ferments, including: Chicha de jora (Ecuador)Misa Ono's Shio-koji, or salt koji (Japan)Doubanjiang (China)Efo riro spinach stew (Nigeria)Whole sour cabbages (Croatia)Chucula hot chocolate (Colombia) Sandor Katz's Fermentation Journeys reminds us that the magical power of fermentation belongs to everyone, everywhere. Perfect for adventurous foodies, armchair travelers and fermentation fanatics who have followed Katz's work through the years - from Wild Fermentation to The Art of Fermentation to Fermentation as Metaphor - this book reflects the enduring passion and accumulated wisdom of this unique man, who is arguably the world's most experienced and respected advocate of all things fermented. More Praise for Sandor Katz: 'One of the unlikely rock stars of the American food scene.'-The New York Times '[Katz is the] high priest of fermentation.'-Helen Rosner, The New Yorker 'The fermentation movement's guru.'-USA Today 'A fermentation master.'-The Wall Street Journal