Episode 3 21st February 2019
Wild Fermentation Helpline with Sandor Katz
There are many reasons to love bacteria, including that they love us; we are 'bacterial superstructures' explains Sandor Katz, author of The Art of Fermentation. There is now a growing interest in letting the power of bacteria through fermentation run wild. The nutritional benefits of eating fermented foods for gut health are becoming more widely known and people such as Sandor are spreading the message about the potential of fermented foods. But indeed fermentation has played a big role in our food & drink for a very long time, throughout different cultures and in different time periods, the same simple process has been there.
Listen as Sandor joins Miles Irving to delve into the wild world of fermentation, why Sandor calls himself a 'fermentation revivalist' and offers some sage advice for budding fermenters...
'Bacteria are our partners, they are our ancestors'
- Sandor Katz, episode 3
About Sandor Katz
Sandor Katz began his fermentation experiment whilst living in a rural off-the-grid radical faerie community in Tennessee. He has taught hundreds of fermentation workshops around the world and is the author of Wild Fermentation (2003) and The Art of Fermentation (2012). He says of his first sauerkraut: ‘Its sharp flavor sent my salivary glands into a frenzy and got me hooked on fermentation’. Sauerkraut is Sandor's gateway drug into fermented foods. He continues to share his passion through his website, books, workshops, and videos – in order to ‘propel more live-culture foods out into our culture!’
About the show
We offer a series of conversations to tap into the wildness within ourselves and to uncover what is possible when we do. It is our hope that through the WorldWild Podcast we can contribute to the revitalisation of wild food culture and conversation around the world.
Through people who know their landscapes intimately, we gather the threads to weave a rich tapestry. Piece by piece the vision of a wilder world comes into view. The wild embrace of nature welcomes us back and offers us a seat at the table. A feast, no less!