Signed Books

Tara Whitsitt - Fermentation on Wheels

Event date: 
09/30/2017 - 9:00am to 2:00pm

Book Signing
Tara Whitsitt, author of 
Fermentation on Wheels
Sat., Sept. 30th 9am-1pm at the
Hood River Farmers Market
5th & Columbia, Downtown Hood River
Co-Sponsored by Gorge Grown


“[Whitsitt] takes readers on an entertaining and informative journey as she drives a converted school bus across America and spreads the gospel of fermentation…On her magic school bus, she is a veritable Ms. Frizzle, sharing the science and benefits behind the healthy microorganisms of our inner ecosystem.” – Publishers Weekly

Three years ago, food activist Tara Whitsitt had a dream: to take to the road in a converted school bus and spread the gospel of kombucha, kimchi, and kefir nationwide. Tara, called “the Johnny Appleseed of Pickling” by the New York Times, would bring her microbe-dense delicacies and her expertise to food communities across the country. Her motto: Tasty food belongs to everyone. 

In a 1986 International Harvester bus-turned-fermentation-lab, Tara took off from Eugene, Oregon, teaching her skills to curious attendees, hosting potlucks, and sampling the seasonal produce of each stop on her tour. The project accrued a following, and she gave it a name: Fermentation on Wheels.

Through her stories, illustrations, photographs, and fifty recipes, Fermentation on Wheels: Road Stories, Food Ramblings, and 50 Do-It-Yourself Recipes from Sauerkraut, Kombucha, and Yogurt to Miso, Tempeh, and Mead (Bloomsbury / September 19, 2017 / $27, hardcover) tracks the two-year, twenty-thousand mile journey that made Tara into a celebrated apostle of delicious, creative, and healthy, fermented flavors—from sourdough to sauerkraut and wild berry wines to fruited mead. Fermentation on Wheels is also celebration of how age-old food traditions can bring people together, inspire sustainability, and promote healthy eco-systems.

Tara Whitsitt is a nomadic artist and educator whose passion for growing food and teaching fermentation inspired the grassroots educational project Fermentation on Wheels: Tara drives around the country sharing starter cultures, along with the history and science of fermentation, and the stories she gathers on the road. Along with millions of microbes, she travels with a gray panther-like cat named Franklin. She lives in Eugene, Oregon.


Fermentation on Wheels: Road Stories, Food Ramblings, and 50 Do-It-Yourself Recipes from Sauerkraut, Kombucha, and Yogurt to Miso, Tempeh, and Cover Image
ISBN: 9781632867902
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Bloomsbury USA - September 19th, 2017

Event address: 
Hood River, OR 97031