Fermentation expert Sandor Katz's hearty voice punctuates Lori Prince's overall narration of this picture book. It's a biography of Katz, who moved to a "community of queer folk" in Tennessee in search of a healthy life after his HIV diagnosis. He has become famous for his recipes for fermented foods. The titular "tiny wild"--the microbes that make the culinary magic--swirl as multicolored dots through Julie Wilson's humorous illustrations. Prince clearly relishes the text's occasional alliteration and onomatopoeia just as much as Katz's friends savor his "kraut-chi." The story and a concluding note written and narrated by Katz are presented twice, with and without page-turn signals. Further information, including notes read by each co-author, concludes the book and recording. The whole package fizzes with briny verve. V.S. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2023, Portland, Maine [Published: JULY 2023]
Book & Recording Live Oak Media 2023
CD ISBN 9781430145141 $31.95 One CDs
DD ISBN 9781430145134 $12.95
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