Sandor Katz

Sandor Ellix Katz is a culinary author, DIY food activist and self-described "fermentation fetishist." Learn more on his website Wild Fermentation.


Ginger beer [RECIPE]

The following recipe is from the book The Art of Fermentation: An In-Depth Exploration of Essential Concepts and Processes from Around the World. Read more from the author, Sandor Katz, here. Ginger beer is a classic flavor of homemade soda. It can be made lightly gingered, like most commercial ginger ale, or as spicy as you can take it, using lots of ginger. A ginger bug is a simple ginger beer starter (it can also be used as a starter for other beverages) made from ginger, sugar, and water. Ginger beer can also be made with many different types of starters. …


Beer and cheese ‘r’ us: Why fermentation makes us human

Fermentation guru Sandor Katz talks about how the ancient craft can help us participate in cultivation as a means of cultural revival. Also, he shares a recipe for ginger beer!

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