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SOLD OUT : Sandor Ellix Katz : All Day Fermented Foods Demonstration


PRICE: £110 including lunch, tasting samples plus food, jars & implements for practical element.


Is a fermentation revivalist. His book Wild Fermentation (2003), with a forward by Sally Fallon Morell and the hundreds of fermentation workshops he has taught across North America and beyond, 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." His latest book, The Art of Fermentation (2012) has a forward by recent convert, Micheal Pollan and received a James Beard award. Sandor teaches fermentation workshops in Tennessee and many other places. For more information, check out his website


Come learn how simple it is to make your own kimchi, kefir, kombucha, and other fermented delicacies at a wonderful venue, close to the M25 and also 10mins from Chesham Underground Station on the Metropolitan Line. The venue is a wonderful warehouse conversion run as an Integrated Health Centre:

Gain a practical understanding of fermentation concepts and empower yourself with simple techniques for fermenting these and other healthful foods in your home. This workshop will include a hands-on component (along with demonstrations) and everyone will go home with a jar of vegetables ready to ferment. Be part of the fermentation revival!

A delicious meal will be provided with catering from

Vegetables, jars and chopping implements will be provided for the practical session, but feel free to bring your favorite spices, herbs and vegetables to experiment with the flavour of your fermented vegetables and your own chopping implements if you have a favorite knive, for example.

09:00: Doors open. Hot drinks available.

10:00: Introduction to fermentation

11:00: Fermenting dairy: demo yogurt; demo kefir

12:00: Fermenting beverages: kombucha; water kefir; mead

13:00: LUNCH. Catering by

14:00: Fermenting vegetables (HANDS-ON)

15:30: Fermenting grains: soaking and sourdough

16:00: Wrap up and final questions

16:30: Close

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  • Elizabeth

    Hello Zainy
    You are in luck! Sandor is doing another event in London on the 2 June. All the details are on his website

    1 · May 26, 2014

  • Zainy

    Hi everyone I am absolutely gutted that I wasn't able to attend. My son is under one and I'm breastfeeding him, due to the timings it wasn't possible for me to attend.
    Did anyone take notes that they would be kind enough to share?
    I do hope another such event it organised in a few years so I can attend too. You can email me on [masked]


    May 26, 2014

    • Philip R.

      Hi Zainy. I am working on a new website where paid members will gain access to videos of all previous events. I did video the talks. Recommend you get Sandor's books also, as they have such great and inspiring info. The thing that would not necessarily show in notes is Sandor's passion for fermented foods and his belief that fermenting is a vehicle for social change. It brings us together, brings food alive and has deep cultural aspects. Just think about the impact micro-brewing has had with beers, and then think of all the other types of fermentation that can be done!

      1 · May 26, 2014

    • Philip R.

      I think Sandor had a great time, so hopefully he does contact me next time he is in town!

      May 26, 2014

  • Elizabeth

    Wonderful day! Fabulous venue, Well organized, I learn't so much. Sandor is incredibly knowledgable and very generous with his knowledge.

    May 26, 2014

  • Eleana N.

    Excellent day! HUGE thank you to Philip and the team of wonderful people who made it possible. Sandor was a sweetheart and I feel totally blessed for finally meeting so many lovely people I only knew through Facebook before! xxx

    1 · May 22, 2014

  • Sheila

    wonderful day, learned a lot and made new friends, met old ones, thank you

    1 · May 22, 2014

  • lauren s.

    Hi everyone! I'm looking into how to arrive at the Bagnal centre on Thurs and was wondering if anybody is driving from the Reading area? Or if anybody is driving from somewhere else I can get to easily from Reading. Am trying to avoid going in and out of London! Thanks so much. Lauren x

    May 16, 2014

    • Philip R.

      We do not have any delegates coming from that direction I am afraid.

      May 16, 2014

    • Lauren S.

      No worries, I will be there one way or another! Thanks x

      May 17, 2014

  • Philip R.

    Tickets have been closed now and we have kept numbers to 45. Looking forward to seeing you in Chesham!

    May 11, 2014

  • Regan

    Really hoping I have no work clashes and can make this! Reading "The art of fermentation" now. Quite a book!!

    May 3, 2014

  • Elizabeth

    Looking forward to this event! Just wondering if anyone attending would have some Kombucha SCOBY and kefir grains to bring along to share with me and others. I have made these things before and I know how the SCOBY and grains grow and grow.

    April 21, 2014

    • Philip R.

      Great idea. I'll email everybody before the event asking them to bring anything they have for sharing.

      1 · April 21, 2014

    • Sheila

      Good idea, and maybe also suggest that people bring with them a suitable container for whatever they may receive.....

      2 · April 21, 2014

  • Philip R.

    Over half of the tickets have been sold. Only a month to go!

    April 20, 2014

  • Elizabeth

    Hi Philip
    This sounds great! Looking forward to it.
    Thanks for organising this event.

    April 4, 2014

  • Philip R.

    One third of the tickets have already sold. Purchase soon to avoid dissapointment!

    March 31, 2014

  • julietta

    I can't see the cost anywhere ... could someone email me [masked] Thank you very much.

    March 24, 2014

  • Jeanette S.

    Disappointed as now not able to make Thurs as I freelance and work has come in. I also couldn't find the cost.
    Look forward to another time.
    All good wishes for the day.

    March 24, 2014

    • Philip R.

      The cost is £110 including food implements and veggies for fermenting. Hopefully we see you at the Friday talk?

      March 24, 2014

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