An Evening with Fermented Food Legend Sandor Katz
                                 Monday, Oct. 19, 6:30 – 9:45 pm     -     Muenzinger Auditorium, CU-Boulder campus                                              Sponsored by Fresh Thymes Eatery and Ozuké with support from the Denver chapter of Chefs Collaborative

Tickets: $12 ($11 students/seniors)*

* (No charge for book signing and fermented-food fair)

We’re kicking off Flatirons Food Film Festival 2015 with an evening with fermented-food legend Sandor Katz, author of the fermentation classic Wild Fermentation and the James Beard Award-winning The Art of Fermentation. This program will feature a book signing with Sandor Katz in the lobby of Muenzinger Auditorium from 6:30 to 7:15pm, a concurrent fermented-food fair also in the lobby, screenings of the films SandorKraut and Symphony of the Soil (introduced by Katz) at 7:30pm, and a Q&A with Katz after the films.

The fermented food fair: will offer fermented food, beverages, and supplies from BastaBritt’s Pickles,Fresh Thymes EateryHappy Leaf KombuchaKrautSourceMouCo Cheese CompanyMoxie Bakery, and Ozuké.

Don’t miss this opportunity to immerse yourself in the art of fermentation.


About the Film:

Symphony of the Soil is a documentary that explores the complexity and mystery of soil. Filmed on four continents and sharing the voices of some of the world’s most esteemed soil scientists, farmers and activists, the film portrays soil as a protagonist of our planetary story. Using a captivating mix of art and science, the film shows that soil is a complex living organism, the foundation of life on earth. Yet most people are soil-blind and “treat soil like dirt.”

In the process, it looks into how treating the soil right could help solve some of our most pressing environmental problems. Symphony of the Soil starts with an overview of soil science, which encompasses the birth of soil, the life cycle of soil, the physical components of soil, the soil orders, the microorganisms that cycle nutrients, soil and plants, and the interrelationship of the many members of the soil community, including humans. Soil is alive, and its health and survival are intricately connected to that of all life.

The use of soil as an agricultural medium is also a major line of inquiry. Various farming practices that replenish the soil are presented as well as conventional practices that misuse and deplete it. The film references the latest scientific research about the dangerous environmental and health effects of the toxic chemicals and nitrates so prevalent in industrial farming today. In the same vein, it brings up other topics as biofuels, genetic engineering and overuse of nitrogen, as well as the crucial role soil plays in sequestering carbon.  

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About the Speaker:

Sandor Ellix Katz is a fermentation revivalist. His books Wild Fermentation (2003) and the Art of Fermentation (2012), along with the hundreds of fermentation workshops he has taught around the world, have helped to catalyze a broad revival of the fermentation arts. A self-taught experimentalist who lives in rural Tennessee, the New York Times calls him “one of the unlikely rock stars of the American food scene.” The Art of Fermentation received a James Beard award, and In 2014, Sandor was honored with the Craig Claiborne Lifetime Achievement Award from the Southern Foodways Alliance. For more information, check out Sandor's website