Sandor Ellix Katz, Gina Smith and Janelle Lucido-Conate at Selina Naturally. (Carrie Eidson/ Mountain Xpress)

Web bites: A fermentati­on demonstrat­ion with Sandor Ellix Katz

Do-it-yourself-food activist and internationally acclaimed author Sandor Ellix Katz played a vital role in kickstarting the modern fermentation craze. When Katz ventured to the Asheville area recently as a featured speaker at Mother Earth News Fair, he met with Xpress at the test kitchen of Selina Naturally in Arden to demonstrate how easy it is to make a delicious and fool-proof batch of fermented sauerkraut.