Presentation: Meneer Wateetons

ROTZOOI met Katz

Special edition of Rotzooi fermentation festival

15 Jun 2017

The art of fermentation is many, many centuries old. This day and time, knowledge about is has spread, and recipes from all over the world are exchanged between kitchens. At the top of this ladder there is one master who knows fermentation like no other: and that is Sandor Ellis Katz. On Thursday June 15, he will give a lecture on fermentation at the special ROTZOOI met Katz event. If you want to know anything about this transformation of sugars into sourish dishes, this is the event to attend.


Fermentology! - Fermentology food market banner Wim Wouters

Dutch fermentationmasters Christian Weij (author of ‘Verrot Lekker’) and Meneer Wateetons (author of ‘Over Rot’) will organise a special edition of their fermentation festival: ROTZOOI with Katz. You’ll spend this day with the fermentationmaster himself, Sandor Ellix Katz -author of the seminal The Art of Fermentation- who will travel to the Netherlands for this day.

Together with Sandor, the ‘rotjongens’ came up with a unique day in Amsterdam! A day in which you will get to learn -and share- even more about the art of fermentation. You’ll enjoy great (fermented) food, participate in exciting lectures and workshops, including one by Katz of course, and we’ll have a mini-fermentation market. Naturally, Sandor will happily sign your copy of the Art of Fermentation and you’ll get to chat with him over a 6-course diner by fermentationchef Emile van der Staak (De Nieuwe Winkel). In short: you want to be there!

There are 3 types of tickets. You can attend the whole day, or buy tickets for one part of the programme.


14.30 – 16.00 – Pecha Kucha Presentations

  • Prof.dr. Eddy Smid on vitamines in tempeh
  • Sasker Scheerder from Manenwolf’s on ‘picklesalts’
  • Prof.dr. Remco Kort on Fermenting foods with a novel probiotic starter culture
  • Holland Diamond Fish on the first Dutch fishsauce
  • Dr. Bart Smit micro dinner: Exploring natural diversity strains and behaviour
  • Fermenpeer on the Japanse picklepress
  • Mattias Terpstra on wild beers
  • Christian Weij on Miso of Dutch grains
  • Meneer Wateetons on insane cross-over ways of fermenting your sausage

16.00 – 16.15 – Break

16.15 – 18.15 – Sandor Katz - Talk and Demo

18.15 – 19.00 – Book signing

[19.30 – 20.00 Pop up Dinner at Pension Homeland, Amsterdam]


ROTZOOI met Katz
Thursday 15 June, 14:30-19:00
Mediamatic Biotoop, Dijkspark 6, 1019 BS Amsterdam

Tickets: Full day 125,- | Partial (Pecha Kucja + Sandor Katz) 89,- | Dinner 45,-