Could You Only Eat Fermented Food for a Year? This Guy Did
I don't think I could eat any one thing for a whole year. My food attention deficit would be going insane. Maybe chicken wings. But that's about it. I wouldn't want to try though; it's just too much of an ordeal, too ambitious an endeavor to try to figure out.
But that's exactly what friend of the show and brewmaster at Kent Falls Brewing, Derek Dellinger did.
He went on a diet of only fermented food and water for 365 days. And not only that, he traveled around the world to find some really, really bizarre and interesting fermented food that other cultures eat.
So, yeah, my dude gets to drink a fair amount of beer and wine and such during that stretch of time, but when it comes to eating just fermented items, what actual food does that leave him?
You might be surprised to find out what kind of foods are actually fermented. He talks about that, he talks about his travels, and he talks about some of the most disgusting-sounding and bizarre foods you'll ever hear about. It's crazy.
Check out the book, The Fermented Man on Amazon here, but since he's local, why not swing by one of the book stores in the area where he'll be?
Here's a sampling of his schedule:
July 23 - Stock Up, Beacon, NY (4 - 10 pm)
The Hudson Valley book launch party for my book, this should be a doozy. Three beers on tap, plus food pairings. Stock Up is really killing it with this event, and I'm immensely excited for this one. Facebook invite and menu here.
July 29 - Inquiring Minds, New Paltz, NY
7 pm going until 8 pm — I'll be doing a reading, followed by Q&A. Facebook event with more details here.
July 30 - Beer Belly, Albany, NY
Kent Falls beer event, where I'll be answering questions and slinging copies of the book. Fingerprint wild ale will be making an appearance.
July 31 - Oblong Books at the Rhinebeck Farmer's Market, Rhinebeck, NY
Stop by from 11 am to 1 pm as I'll be there with books to sign, as well as answering all your fermentation questions. Event page here.
August 4 - DeCicco's Market Armonk, Armonk, NY
Kent Falls beer event, where I'll be answering questions and slinging copies of the book. Fingerprint wild ale will be making an appearance, and many other cool beers besides.
For more information or to check out what other interesting stuff Derek's up to, check out his blog, Bear-Flavored.com. If you're a beer fan, you're really going to be fascinated by some of his posts.