Rumors have been bouncing around for a while about a September visit from self-described “fermentation fetishist” Sandor “Sandorkraut” Katz, author of the natural-fermentation gospel Wild Fermentation. Now local host Nance Klehm confirms: Katz’ll be doing two workshops next month, one on wild cidering and one on kimchi, as well as giving a sort of lecture-demo on fermentation basics. Workshop space is limited, so get your name in early if you’re hungry for kraut; there’s room for about 50 or so at the talk.

Here’s the skinny:

Wednesday, September 12
Introduction to Fermentation: Tasting, Talk, Demo, Q&A
7-9 PM
Peter Jones Gallery, 1806 W. Cuyler
$10 suggested donation
Thursday, September 13
Fermentation Workshop: Focus on Cidering with Foraged Apples and Pears
2446 S. Sawyer 
$50; preregistration required
Contact or 773-762-0277
Saturday, September 15
Fermentation Workshop: Focus on Vegetables
Bring a cutting board, knife, grater, and jar for kimchi
1-4 PM
Waters School Field House, Sunnyside and Campbell
$50 suggested donation (including fermented snacks)
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