Patrick Ironwood
The hundredth monkey discovers chaos theory ...OR The hundredth microbe discovers the kimchi theory

a review of

Wild Fermentation by Sandor E. Katz, 2003, 180 pp, $25.

The “hundredth monkey” suggests that if enough animals (including people) begin doing something, the rest will follow. “Chaos theory” suggests that a very small change can set a process in motion which causes an enormous effect. As a single yeast cell will divide and change barley to beer, we can feel empowered to change our lives.