Media Links

Sandorkraut in the media




Talking Chefs, “Sandor Ellix Katz – Fermentation as Technique,” January 17, 2017


Experience Life, “Culture Club,” January-February 2017





South China Morning Post Magazine, “Fermentation expert Sandor Katz on why we shouldn’t fear bacteria,” December 29, 2016


Hong Kong Tattler, “Demystifying the Art of Fermentation with Sandor Katz,” December 29, 2016


Gravy (Podcast of the Southern Foodways Alliance), “A Tale of Two Tennessee Krauts,” December 15, 2016


USA Today, “Fermented-food lovers seek flavor and health,” December 11, 2016


The Ultimate Health Podcast, “130: Sandor Katz – Wild Fermentation • Probiotic Supplements vs. Fermented Foods • Ferment At Home,”November 30, 2016


Microbiotica, “BCULINARYLAB SYMPOSIUM: FERMENTATION,”November 23, 2016


Edible Manhattan, “Sandor Katz’s Tips for Starting a Fermentation Habit,”November 22, 2016


Food to Meet You, “Sandor Ellix Katz, the man who fermented everything,”November 22, 2016


Paste, “Wild Culture: Fermenting Change,” November 21, 2016


Shelburne Farms Blog, “We Are the Starter Cultures of Social Change,” November 15, 2016


Wired, “These Cookbooks Add a Dash of Science to Your Holiday Meals,”November 13, 2016


The Learned Pig (blog), “The Art of Fermentation,” November 11, 2016


Conde Nast Traveler, “Exploring Asheville Beyond its Famous Food Scene,” November 11, 2016


New York Times Style Magazine, “Fermentation, a Love Story,” November 10, 2016


Forward Beat (Nashville, TN), “Get Cultured: A Look Inside Tennessee’s Fermentation Revolution,” November 9, 2016


National Public Radio’s “The Salt”,“Discovering The Science Secrets Of Sourdough (You Can Help),” October 28, 2016


Fuhmentaboudit (Heritage Radio Network), “Wild for Wild Fermentation with the King of Kraut, Sandor Katz,” October 24, 2016


Eat Your Words (Heritage Radio Network), “Wild Fermentation with Sandor Katz,” October 23, 2016


The Patrick Timpone Show, “Sandor Katz and fermentation miracles,”October 13, 2016


Just Food, “Fermentation and Food Justice: Q&A with Sandor Katz,”October 12, 2016


Reedsburg (WI) Times-Press, “Katz visits Reedsburg’s Fermentation Fest,” October 5, 2016


Wisconsin Public Radio, “Fermentation Zests Up Flavor And Health, Food Writer Says,” September 29, 2016


Wisconsin Public Radio, “Why And How To Ferment Just About Anything,”September 29, 2016


National Observer (Canada), “Chef Sam Robertson has fun with fermented foods,” September 28, 2016


Glass Half Full (podcast), “AIDS, activism, gut health, micro-organisms & role models: A conversation with Sandor Katz,” September 28, 2016


Mountain Express (NC), “At Organic Growers School, Sandor Katz shares his passion,”  September 27, 2016


Food Politics, “Weekend reading: Sandor Katz’s Wild Fermentation,” September 9, 2016


Boston Globe, “The newest food trend: fermentation,” August 23, 2016


The Gannet (UK), “Adventures In Fermentation,” August 11, 2016


Asheville (NC) Citizen-Times, “Sandor Katz returns for Asheville workshop,” August 11, 2016


Washington Post, “Afraid of fermentation? Here’s the recipe to start with,” July 6, 2016


National Public Radio’s “The Salt”, “Fermentation Fervor: Here’s How Chefs Boost Flavor And Health,” June 24, 2016


Heartland Festival (Denmark), “SANDOR KATZ & CAMILLA PLUM – ON SOMETHING ROTTEN (Live at Heartland Festival 2016),” June 20, 2016


Veggie Gardening Tips, “Sandor Katz’s Fermentation Residency Program,” June 14, 2016


Matha’s Vineyard Times (MA), “Fermented food revival hits the Vineyard,” June 8, 2016


Jewish Journal (Los Angeles), “Politics and pastrami,” May 25, 2016


Asheville (NC) Citizen-Times, “King of kraut: Sandor Katz comes to Asheville,” May 18, 2016


Los Angeles Magazine, “All the Food Events in May That You Won’t Want to Miss,” May 2, 2016


Food Tank, “Wild Fermentation: An Interview with Sandor Katz,” April 28, 2016


Los Angeles Magazine, “Sandor Katz, the King of Fermentation, Is Leading a Kraut Mob at Grand Central Market,” April 22, 2016


Time Out Los Angeles, “Grand Central Market is hosting a Pickle Party this May,” April 21, 2016


Asheville Citizen-Times (NC), “Catching the kimchi craze,” April 5, 2016


BBC Food Programme, “Ferment,” March 13, 2016


Jefferson Public Radio (OR), “Inside The Mind Of A Fermentation Master,” March 1, 2016., “Fermentation 101 (Part 1): An Interview with Sandor Katz,” February 29, 2016


Washington Post, “At scenic Sterling College, get your hands dirty,” February 16, 2016


Food52, “13 People to Know in the Food World Right Now,” February 11, 2016


Evening Standard (London), “My Foodie London,” January 14, 2016


Munchies, “Dirty Work: The Magic of Microbes with Sandor Katz,” January 10, 2016


Organic Authority, “Bringing Back the Lost Art (and Science) of Fermented Foods,” January 6, 2016




Paste Magazine, “Wild Culture: 10 Fermentation Projects for the New Year,” December 30, 1015.


Mother Earth News Bog, “The Wonderful World of Making Kraut-Chi,” December 23, 2015


Seattle Times, “Fermentation basics: How to make your own sauerkraut, for health and for fun,” December 3, 2015


Permaculture Podcast, “Episode 1549: The Art of Wild Fermentation with Sandor Katz,” November 26, 2015


Low Carb Paleo Show, “Sandor Katz – Sandorkraut – Wild Fermentation Interview,” November 14, 2015 (Episode 52)


Zester Daily, “Housemade Vinegar Stirs Up Old Lessons,” November 10, 2015


Ferm Up: The Fermented Food PODCAST, “101: Sandor Katz,” November 6, 2015


The Telegraph (UK), “An easy introduction to modern fermenting,” October 23, 2015


Intermountain Jewish News (CO), “Sauerkraut specialist shares fermentation wisdom,” October 22, 2015


Daily Camera (Boulder, CO), “Acculturation in Boulder County,” October 14, 2015


Denver Post, “Cultured Colorado celebrates fermented foods,” October 12, 2015


Paste Magazine, “Wild Culture: Our SCOBYs, Ourselves,” October 5, 2015


WBUR (Boston), “Knives And Cabbage Fly At Giant ‘Kraut Mob’ In Boston,” October 4, 2015


Boulder Weekly (CO), “The good in letting food go ‘bad’: Author Sandor Katz talks bacteria, fermentation and health,” September 24, 2015


North Coast Journal (CA), “Sauerkraut: The gateway to home ferments,” September 24, 2015


The Marc Steiner Show, “Fermentation With Sandor Ellix Katz,” September 17, 2015


New Statesman, “How fermentation became the new word for food pseuds,” September 17, 2015.


WYPR Maryland Morning, “Bringing Back The Ancient Art of Fermentation For Health And Activism,” September 14, 2015


CJAD Tommy Schnurmacher Show, “Fermentation enthusiast & pickling guru Sandor Katz,” September 10, 2015


Everyday Acupuncture Podcast, “Fermentation, the natural probiotics in your kitchen,” 1 hour interview with Sandor, August 30, 2015


Fairbanks News Miner (AK), “Author, fermentation expert Sandor Katz speaking in Fairbanks,” August 12, 2015


Alaska Dispatch News, “‘Fermentation revivalist’ Sandor Katz offers Alaska workshops,” August 6, 2015


New York Times, “Sandorkraut: A Pickle Maker” (12 minute video), June 29, 2015


Popular Science, “Brew Tang Clan: Can Rap Music Really Brew Better Beer?,” June 19, 2015


Allpa: La Voz de la Tierra, “El Poder de la Fermentación,” June 19, 2015


Yardfarmers Blog, “Fermenting Change,” June 18, 2015


Gut Guardians Podcast, “The Wild World of Fermentation with Sandor Katz,” June 3, 2015


FC&A, “The anti-aging superfoods you can make in a jar,” May 27, 2015, “Fantasy Camp at the Foundation for Fermentation Fervor,” May 14, 2015


At the Table with Wolf and Smothers, April 23, 2015 (Sandor interview starts at 30 minute mark)


Tasting Table, “Fermentation for Dummies: Sandor Katz on how to get started with fermenting at home,” April 21, 2015


Irish Independent, “Should you ferment your food?” March 24, 2015


Monterey Herald (CA), “Fermentation lets flavors pop,” March 17, 2015


To The Best of Our Knowledge, “Ferment This!,” March 15, 2015


Bakers Journal, “Fermented Food Frenzy,” March 12, 2015


YUM Universe, “YU Should Know: Sandor Ellix Katz,” February 13, 2015


Eat Magazine (Canada), “A Conversation with Sandor Katz, the Fermentation King,” February 4, 2015


Transistor (podcast), “Food, Meet Fungus,” February 2, 2015


La Nación (Costa Rica), “Las bacterias saben mejor” (Bacteria know better), February 2, 2015


The Times of India, “Take a probiotic pledge!,” January 14, 2015




Earth Island Journal, “Fermenting Change,” December 30, 2014


Food and Wine, “Homemade Sauerkraut is the Best Fermented Gift,” December 19, 2014


Journal of Microbiology & Biology Education, “Kimchi: Spicy Science for the Undergraduate Microbiology Laboratory,” December 2014


Future Primitive, “In Love with Fermentation,” December 5, 2014.


Sierra Club Radio, “The Art of Fermentation,” November 29, 2014 (Click on “This week on Sierra Club Radio”)


New Paltz (NY) Times, “Gardiner Library hosts a presentation by Sandor Katz, author of The Art of Fermentation,” November 28, 2014


L Style G Style, “Austin Fermentation Festival Brings Out Food Nerds—and Guru Sandor Katz,” November 20, 2014


Transition Free Press, “Book Review: The Art of Fermentation,” November 17, 2014


Scientific American (blog), “My New Fermentation Obsession,” November 11, 2014


Austin Chronicle, “Back to Life: Sandor Katz and fermentation’s new culture,” November 7, 2014


FERM UP (podcast), “Fermentation Residency Program,” (interview with S.E. Nash, a student in Sandor’s June-July 2014 residency program), October 31, 2014


Southern Foodways Alliance, “2014 Craig Claiborne Lifetime Achievement Award: Sandor Katz,” October 27, 2014


The Grow Young Project, “Sandorkraut on Wild Fermentation,” October 19, 2014


Toxic Free Talk Radio, “Make Your Own Fermented Foods for Nature’s Probiotics,” October 16, 2014


News and Observer (Raleigh, NC), “Fermentation takes off in Triangle home kitchens,” October 14, 2014


The Salt (NPR blog), “Smen Is Morocco’s Funky Fermented Butter That Lasts For Years,” October 9, 2014


The Independent (UK), “Pickle treat: Fermenting food is in fashion,” October 2, 2014


Isthmus (Madison, WI), “Reedsburg’s Fermentation Fest branches out in its fourth season,” September 30, 2014


Fearless Eating, “Why I Was Thrilled to Lose the Pickle Competition at the Boston Fermentation Festival,” September 29, 2014


Chico (CA) News and Review, “It’s Alive!,” September 25, 2014


Modern Farmer, “Fermentation Farm: The oldest form of food preparation makes a return,” September 24, 2014


Boston Globe, “A passion fuels a fermentation trend,” September 23, 2014


Tablet, “Pickling Pioneer Preaches Gospel of Fermentation: When it comes to brines, Sandor Katz bubbles with enthusiasm,” September 19, 2014


America’s Test Kitchen Radio, “Home Fermentation 101: Easy, Safe and Fun,” September 6, 2014


Assis Toi (Nova Scotia), “Fermenting Fun,” September 4, 2014


Lynchburg (VA) News and Advance, “Fermenting has become hip,” September 3, 2014


Feast (AUS), “Sandor Katz Q&A,” September 1, 2014


Financial Times (UK), “Summer drinks: drinking vinegars,” August 8, 2014


Seven Days (Vermont), “Sandor Katz Demonstrates Fermenting Foods,” July 30, 2014


Resilience, “The Art of Fermentation,” July 24, 2014


Central Vermont Television, “Authors at the Aldrich Sandor Katz,” (Video of talk at Barre VT public library), July 16, 2014


WCAX-TV (VT), “What is Fermenting All About?,” July 15, 2014


The Telegraph (UK), “The Kitchen Thinker: in favour of fermentation,” July 4, 2014


Rice and Bread Magazine, “Sandor Katz: Bacteria are not ‘the enemies,’” June 22, 2014


Edible Charlotte,“Food Bites with Sandor Katz,” June 13, 2014


Eide Magazine, “The Fermentation Frontier,”  (Pages 29-35) Summer 2014


Cross Fit Journal, “Gut Check,” June 2014


Schumacher College Earth Talk: “The Art of Fermentation – Sandor Katz,” May 28, 2014


River Cottage Food Fair (UK), Video of Sandor’s Presentation (55 minutes), May 25, 2014


Time Out London, “Kimchi’s kool for Katz: Sandor Katz to hold public lectures and workshops,” May 22, 2014


The Guardian (UK), “Could home fermenting catch on?,” May 21, 2014


Seven Days (Vermont), “Author Sandor Katz Talks Fermentation,” May 14, 2014.


Live Mint (India), “Not fresh, yet healthy,” May 12, 2014


The Independent (Ireland), “The art of fermentation: An interview with Sandor Katz,” April 28, 2014


Radio Adelaide (Australia), “Noble Rot – The Art of Fermentation,” April 24, 2014


Cooking Up A Story, “The Art of Fermentation: Sandor Katz Interview,” April 22, 2014


Guardian Australia Food Blog, “Pickling paradise: the joys of fermenting food at home,” April 21, 2014


The Observer Food Monthly (UK), “The OFM 50: our favourite foods, recipes, restaurants and more” (number 15), April 12, 2014


Mountain Express (NC), “Revival Eating,” April 8, 2014


Permaculture (UK), “Wild Fermenter Sandor Katz Coming to Europe,” March 30, 2014


Chico Enterprise-Record (CA), “Sweet Basil and the Bee: Fermentation finds an advocate in Chico,” March 18, 2014


Food Safety News, “Fermenting Veggies at Home: Follow Food Safety ABCs,” March 11, 2014


Booksellers New Zealand’s blog, “The Probiotics Proselytiser: Sandor Katz,” March 8, 2014


Milkwood Permaculture, “Sandor Katz in Hobart: Workshop photos,” March 3, 2014


The Australian, “Sandor Katz is the Champion of the Fermentation Revival,” March 1, 2014


Dominion Post (New Zealand), “Home-pickling bacteria sees resurgence,” February 27, 2014


Youth Food Movement (Australia), “Sandor Katz – Fermenting a revolution!” February 26, 2014


Lumière Reader (New Zealand), “Local Knowledge,” February 21,2014


Good Food, “Fermentation: a kick in the gut that’s good for you,” February 15, 2014


Good Food, “Sour taste leaves good gut feeling,” February 11, 2014


The MADFeed, “Sandor Katz on the Fermentation Revival” (video of August 2013 presentation at the MAD Food Symposium in Copenhagen), posted February 10, 2014


Broadsheet (Australia), “A Culture of Bacteria – Fermenting with Sandor Katz,” February 5, 2014


Bmag (Australia), “Sandor Katz: Q&A with Fermentation Fetishist,” February 2, 2014


Science Friday (NPR), “Food Failures: How to Spoil Your Food (and Eat It, Too),” January 10, 2014


Time Out Sydney, “Sandor Katz: The future, readers, is fermented,” January 10, 2014


McKennas’ Guides, “Aoife Cox has been whistling up the kefir, the kombucha and the kimchi, all thanks to the inspirational Sandor Katz,” January 1, 2014


2013, “Fermenting Foods—One of the Easiest and Most Creative Aspects of Making Food from Scratch,” December 29, 2013


Nature, “Chemistry: A festive ferment,” December 19, 2013


YES! Magazine, “Bacteria’s Bad Rap: 6 Reasons Fermented Foods Are Good For You,” December 2013


The Australian, “Suggestions for some Christmas fizz,” December 14, 2013


The Globe and Mail (Canada), “From kimchi to sauerkraut: Fermented foods are having a moment,” December 14, 2013


AlterNet, “The 5 Biggest Food Trends of 2013,” December 11, 2013


Maine Organic Farmer and Gardener, “Fermentation and Food Relocalization,” Winter 2013-14


Edible Portland (OR) Underground Airwaves, “Community Fermentation with Sandor Katz,” December 2013


Cooking Up A Story, “An Evening with Sandor Katz: Fermentation, Beer and Q & A,” November 2013


To The Best of Our Knowledge, “Fermentation,” November 29, 2013


Indy Week (NC), “Sandor Katz, Fermentation Expert, to Address Sustainable Ag Conference,” November 12, 2013


The Learned Pig (UK), “The Art of Fermentation,” November 11, 2013


Garden & Gun Magazine, “Q&A with the Master of Fermentation,” November 7, 2013


AlterNet, “Why You Should Make Friends With Bacteria…Especially In Your Food,” November 4, 2013


Bangor (Maine) Daily News, “What is fermenting at the center of the next big local food movement? Sauerkraut,” September 19, 2013


Portland (Maine) Press Herald, “Natural Foodie: Fermentation Expertise Bubbling Up at Common Ground Fair,” September 18, 2013


The Brewing Network (podcast), “The Session 08-06-13 Sandor Katz,” August 6, 2013


National Public Radio, “The Splendid Table,” July 27, 2013


University of Vermont Food Systems Summit, June 27, 2013


The Australian, “Fermenting cultural experiments,” June 22, 2013


Lyric FM Culturefile (Ireland), “Fermentation guru Sandor Katz,” June 7, 2013 (Scroll down to listen to interview)


Marion Institute TV, “Our Ancestors the Bacteria,” May 22, 2013


Blog Talk Radio, “A Fermented Affair,” May 21, 2013


Irish Examiner, “Sandor Katz Sauerkraut,” April 28, 2013


American Museum of Natural History, “Adventures in the Global Kitchen: The Art of Fermentation,” April 24, 2013


American Food Roots, “Sandor Katz wants you to get back to fermenting,” April 8, 2013


NPR Weekend Edition, “Why You Shouldn’t Wrinkle Your Nose At Fermentation,” April 7, 2013


Delicious Obsessions, “The Importance of Fermentation: An Interview with Sandor Katz,” April 1, 2013


Chicago Tribune, “Fermentation bubbles back into the mainstream,” March 13, 2013


Wisconsin Public Radio, The Veronica Rueckert Show, March 8, 2013 (Show 130308E)


Blus Sky Symposia, Sandor Katz Symposium, January 22, 2013


Permaculture (UK), Book Review, January, 2013


Extreme Health Radio, “How To Boost Immunity, Longevity & Health By Eating Fermented Foods,” January 4, 2013.





Calcalist (Israeli Business newspaper), מלפפונים מסוממים בבקבוק, December 21, 2012


Punk Domestics, Best Books of 2012, December 2012


Culture Magazine, 12 Best Cookbooks of 2012, December 2012


Jewish Farm School (video), “The Art of Fermentation with Sandor Katz,” December 2012


Lecture at Prescott College (AZ), October 24, 2012


Progressive Radio Network, iEat Green, “Wild Fermentation,” October 11, 2012


Food & Wine, “How I Learned to Love Mold,” October, 2012


New York Times, “Better Eating, Thanks to Bacteria:Fermentation Guru Seeks Out New (and Old) Flavors,” September 17, 2012.


New York Times Diner’s Journal, “Sandor Katz Is Answering Your Fermentation Questions,” September 17, 2012.


The People’s Pharmacy, “Fermented Foods for Flavor and Health,” September 15, 2012.


Radio New Zealand, “Fermentation: Sandor Katz,” September 15, 2012


Chronogram, “The Fermentalist,” September, 2012.


WNYC, The Leonard Lopate Show, “The Art of Fermentation,” August 13, 2012.


Dr. Mercola, “Fermenting Foods—One of the Easiest and Most Creative Aspects of Making Food from Scratch,” August 2012.


Boston Globe, “Locavores turn to fermenting to preserve their veggies,” August 7, 2012

AlterNet, “Embracing the Deliciousness of Fermented Foods Means Calling Truce in Our War on Bacteria,” August, 2012


Heritage Radio Network, “Let’s Eat In,” July 30, 2012


Weston A. Price Foundation, “The Art of Fermentation by Sandor Ellix Katz,” July 20, 2012


Australian Broadcasting Corportion Radio National, “Smelly but nice, and healthy: fermented food,” July 7, 2012


Localflux, “Cultural Revivalist,” July 2, 2012


Culture: The Word on Cheese, “Benevolent Bacteria: A fermentation revivalist’s perspective on the bio-value of cheese,” Summer 2012


Civil Eats, “The Prince of Pickles: Sandor Katz on The Art of Fermentation,” June 21, 2012


Heritage Radio Network, “Cutting the Curd,” June 18, 2012


Heritage Radio Network – The Farm Report, “Episode 126 – Sandor Katz and The Art of Fermentation,” June 14, 2012


National Public Radio, Fresh Air:

First Segment: “‘Fermentation’: When Food Goes Bad But Stays Good,” June 13, 2012

Second Segment: “Edible Fermentables: Wine, Beer, Cheese, Meat,” June 19, 2012


An Organic Conversation, “Eating Sugar:  The Culture of Fermentation with Sandor Katz,” June 9, 2012

Free Llibrary of Philadelphia Lecture, June 5, 2012


WHYY, “Radio Times,” June 5, 2012


One Radio Network, “Morning Show with Patrick Timpone,” May 21, 2012


National Public Radio, “The Splendid Table,” May 19, 2012


National Public Radio, “Living on Earth,” May 18, 2012


Casaubon’s Book, “Fermentation: To Infinity and Beyond!,” May 11, 2012


Biodynamics Now podcast interview, “Sandor Katz – Master Fermenter,” April, 2012; Spanish Language Translation


BBC Radio 4’s The Food Programme, “The Fermentation Revival,” April 15, 2012


The Jewish Daily Forward, “Preaching the Lost Art of Fermentation,” April 2012


Cornell University Lecture 4/2/12


“Fermentation As Cultural Reincarnation,” Tompkins Weekly, April 9-15, 2012


Vice, “Living Well By Eating Rotten: An Interview with Sandor Katz, the AIDS-Surviving Fermentation Fetishist,” November 17, 2011


The New Yorker, “Nature’s Spoils: The underground food movement ferments revolution,” November 22, 2010


Earlier media links


The Sun, “Countertop Culture: Something Is Fermenting In Sandor Katz’s Kitchen,” May 2010 named Sandor one of the Chow 13 for 2009.

Read a 2009 interview with Sandor on by visiting

You can listen to a 2007 segment of NPR’s Science Friday featuring Sandor with authors Michael Pollan and Marion Nestle by visiting

You can read a 2008 interview with Sandor from abolitionist online by visiting

You can read a 2007 profile/interview on by visiting

You can read a 2007 profile/interview on, “Food: Alive, Wild and Free: An Interview With Sandor Ellix Katz,” by visiting

Listen to a talk Sandor gave in Oakland, CA in December 2007 broadcast on KPFA by visiting

Read a 2007 Chicago Reader blog about Sandor’s workshops here .

Read Sandor’s 2007 interview with Mark’s Daily Apply by clicking here .

Read Sandor’s 2006 interview with Backwoods Hipster by clicking here .

You can listen to a 2006 radio interview with Sandor on “The Politics of Food” show on KUCI (Irvine, CA) by clicking here.

Listen to a 2007 radio interview with Sandor on “Healthy Planet” on WAIF (Cincinnati, OH) by clicking here.

Another radio interview: Reality Sandwich Radio on KPOO (San Francisco, CA), March 29, 2007, listen by clicking here.