Environmental Change-Makers

Special Guest: Sandor Ellix Katz

Lecture, book signing, and hands-on workshop

The Art of Fermentation

Come learn how simple it is to make your own kimchi, kefir, and other fermented delicacies. Learn about the healing qualities and nutritional importance of live-culture ferments, as well as their illustrious history and integral role in human cultural evolution. Empower yourself with simple techniques for fermenting these healthful foods in your home. Be part of the fermentation revival!

Sandor Katz’s latest book, The Art of Fermentation, is already being billed as a New York Times bestseller.  And our Sept 19 event will be Mr Katz’s only Southern Calfornia appearance on this autumn’s tour.

It promises to be a packed event:  Mr Katz will speak a bit about fermentation, then lead a hands-on workshop where we will each make a jar of lacto-fermented vegetables (precise recipe to be determined by Mr Katz).  Bring your own cutting board, chef’s knife, grater if you have one.  If you have organic carrots, cabbages, onions, garlic, bring ’em along.  We will supply mason jars, salt and some vegetables.

Weds Sept 19, 7-10pm
Community Hall of Holy Nativity Church, 6700 West 83rd, Westchester/LA 90045
$25 prepaid, $30 at the door – supports the ongoing work of the Environmental Change-Makers
Autographed copies of The Art of Fermentation available for $25

Space is limited — Reserve your spot now!  Your check holds your place.
RSVP at http://envirochangemakers.org/events.htm

Live Culture foods
Throughout human history people have preserved food in many ways, including live-culture fermentation.  Think of great-grandma’s stories about the barrel of pickles in the corner store.  These were live-culture foods, with the distinctive flavors and nutrition resulting from the transformative power of microscopic bacteria and fungi.  In the same way that today’s health magazines sing the praises of yogurt, these live-culture foods help our bodies and our immune systems.

Amazingly enough, “catsup” and “sauerkraut” used to be alive foods too.  Today the bottled substances you get in the supermarket are pasturized and deadened.  By doing your own home fermentation, you can restore healthful nutrition to your family diet.

Live culture foods first came to my attention through Sally Fallon in her book Nourishing Traditions.  Many ethnic cultures still have preservation traditions that include live culture foods.  And our guest, Sandor Katz, is the recognized leader in bringing them back to popularity!

Sandor Katz
Sandor Ellix Katz is a self-taught fermentation experimentalist. He wrote Wild Fermentation: The Flavor, Nutrition, and Craft of Live-Culture Foods—which Newsweek called “the fermenting bible”—in order to share the fermentation wisdom he had learned, and demystify home fermentation. Since the book’s publication in 2003, Katz has taught hundreds of fermentation workshops across North America and beyond, taking on a role he describes as a “fermentation revivalist.” Now, in The Art of Fermentation, with a decade more experience behind him, the unique opportunity to hear countless stories about fermentation practices, and answering thousands of troubleshooting questions, he’s sharing a more in-depth exploration of the topic.

Read more about The Art of Fermentation http://www.chelseagreen.com/bookstore/item/the_art_of_fermentation/
Sandor Katz’ website is https://www.wildfermentation.com

Space is limited — Reserve your spot now!  Your check holds your place.
RSVP at http://envirochangemakers.org/events.htm

The Environmental Change-Makers
Environmental Change-Makers is the Westchester representative of Transition Los Angeles and the international Transition movement — community-led responses toclimate change + peak oil + economic contraction.

We focus on building resilience and building community connections in changing times.  Our gatherings highlight the new lifestyles, skills and delights of the post-petroleum era.  More information about our activities can be found by visiting the Environmental Change-Makers website www.EnviroChangeMakers.org


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