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Powell's Books Presents Sandor Ellix Katz in Conversation With Liz Crain
For the past two decades, James Beard Award winner, fermentation expert, and bestselling author Sandor Ellix Katz has traveled 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 (Chelsea Green), Katz takes readers along with him to revisit these special places, people, and foods. Katz’s new cookbook 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. Katz will be joined in conversation by Liz Crain, author of Dumplings Equal Love and Food Lover's Guide to Portland.

Nov 30, 2021 05:00 PM in Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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Sandor Ellix Katz
Sandor Ellix Katz, is a self-taught fermentation experimentalist who lives in rural Tennessee. He is the author of two best-selling books: Wild Fermentation and The Art of Fermentation. Through hundreds of fermentation workshops he has taught around the world, he has helped catalyze a broad revival of the fermentation arts. Sandor and his work have appeared on NPR’s“Fresh Air with Terry Gross,” The New Yorker, The New York Times, The Guardian, PBS, The Washington Post, The Financial Times, and numerous other national and international media.
Liz Crain
Liz Crain is a fiction writer as well as the author of Food Lover's Guide to Portland, coauthor of Toro Bravo: Stories. Recipes. No Bull, coauthor of Hello! My Name is Tasty: Global Diner Favorites from Portland's Tasty Restaurants, coauthor of Grow Your Own: Understanding, Cultivating, and Enjoying Cannabis and author of her fist solo cookbook Dumplings Equal Love: Delicious Recipes from Around the World. A longtime writer on Pacific Northwest food and drink, her writing has appeared in Lucky Peach, The Believer, Food & Wine, The Sun Magazine, The Progressive and The Guardian. She is also a seasoned copywriter, co-organizer of the annual Portland Fermentation Festival and former editor and publicity director at Hawthorne Books. You can find her tasty creations on Instagram at @lizcrainpdx.