The Ancient Art of Fermentation with Sandor Katz and Margo True

Location: Jessup Cellars & TasteLive.com/tastelive_event

Time: 6:30 PM to 7:15 PM PST


Jessup Cellars’ TasteMaker Series Celebrates Cultured, Cultural Shift, Features NYT’s Bestselling Author Sandor Katz & Sunset Magazine’s Margo True

Fermented Foods & Beverage Tasting Showcases The Cultured Pickle & Shed

Jessup Cellarsfinal 2013 installment of its inaugural TasteMaker Speaker Series is serving up of one of the hottest and health-driven culinary trends in America, fermented foods and beverages. On October 17th from 6:00pm to 9:00pm, the Yountville winery will host The Ancient Art of Fermentation: From Then to the Here & Now with Sunset magazine's Food Editor Margo True in conversation with New York Times bestselling author of The Art of Fermentation, Sandor Ellix Katz. A tasting of Jessup Cellars wines, and a fermented foods and beverage tasting with The Cultured Pickle and Shed will follow the interactive forum. Tickets are $35 each, very limited, and available at CellarPass.com.

TasteLive's blogger panel featuring Wendy VanHatten (@WendyVH), Sarah Doyle (@fudryter), Thea Dwelle (@winebratsf) and Grace Hoffman (@cellarmistress) will post live from the interactive forum on our Special Events Channel. CLICK HERE to RSVP follow and/or join the conversation!

"More than any other single person, Sandor Katz has led us to appreciate the humble miracle that is fermentation,” says True. “This event unites the master of microbes with some of California's most cutting-edge fermenters, including multiple Good Foods Award-winner Alex Hozven of Berkeley's The Cultured Pickle Shop, and Jordan Lancer of Shed, in Healdsburg, who serves up everything from beer to kombucha at the Shed's new Fermentation Bar. That's a whole lot of tasty live culture, packed into one evening."

The New York Times called Sandor, “…one of the unlikely rock stars of the American food scene.” His books The Art of Fermentation and Wild Fermentation, and the fermentation workshops he has taught across North America have inspired home cooks and top chefs alike. The evening also opens the month-long Art of Fermentation exhibition featuring select works by house artist and curator Cynthia Carey and artist Michael Obriant's Bubble Series.