Culinary author and self-described “fermentation revivalist” Sandor Katz will be in Starkville Tuesday, October 21 for a demonstration and lecture with a book signing afterwards at the Mississippi Modern Homestead at 402 Lake Valley Road in Starkville, MS. His talk entitled “The Art of Fermentation.” will showcase how simple it is to make kimchi, kefir, and other fermented delicacies along with the healing qualities and nutritional importance of live-culture ferments. Sandor will lecture on the illustrious history and integral role of fermentation in human cultural evolution. Mr. Katz is inviting everyone interested to be part of the fermentation revival and to empower themselves with simple techniques for fermenting healthful foods in their homes.
Though it's become very trendy with chefs and health conscious cooks alike, fermentation is nothing new. It's millennia old. And it's everywhere. Its effects act upon more foods than many people realize. Coffee, chocolate, vinegar, olives, and even some teas involve fermentation in their manufacture, to name but a few.
James Beard Foundation Award-winning author Sandor Katz has taught hundreds of food fermentation workshops around the world and his book Wild Fermentation has been called a classic, ‘the bible for people embarking on DIY projects like sourdough or sauerkraut,’ and ‘especially notorious for getting people excited about fermenting food.’ Katz is also the author of The Art of Fermentation: An In-Depth Exploration of Essential Concepts and Processes from Around the World.
Doors open at 6 p.m. and the program begins at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $14 for members and $19 for non-members at the door.