Austin Durant has been playing with his food his whole life, and fermenting it for over ten years. In 2011, he founded Fermenters Club in his home town of San Diego, California. That same year, he studied at Sandor Katz' Fermentation Residency program in Tennessee, where he learned how to make over a dozen fermented foods. Austin’s personal passion and mission is to teach people why and how to make fermented foods at home, and to create communities connected through our guts.
Austin has since taught hundreds of live hands-on classes on a wide variety of fermented foods like sauerkraut, pickles, kimchi, kombucha, miso and sourdough bread. He has written over 150 recipes on his website, fermentersclub.com. Austin has produced annual fermentation festivals in both San Diego and Portland, Oregon, with over 1,000 attendees. He has written his first book, "Fearless Fermenting," which will be released in late 2022.
FEARLESS FERMENTING: HOW TO BOLDLY CRAFT FERMENTED FOODS TO FEED YOUR GUT, NOURISH YOUR COMMUNITY, AND HEAL THE WORLD
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 23
In this presentation, Austin will teach you the basics of food fermentation. You'll learn about different fermentation styles, the health benefits of fermented foods, as well as share the latest research which proves what our ancestors have known for millennia: that a little bit of fermented foods each day keeps us healthy and vibrant! Austin will then share stories of how he has helped build communities around fermentation. Finally, he will demonstrate how to make a simple and delicious fermented sauerkraut, and sample some of the classic fermented vegetable recipes from his upcoming book, "Fearless Fermenting: How to Boldly Craft Fermented Foods to Feed Your Gut, Nourish your Community, and Heal the World."