Christine Baumgarthuber runs the Austerity Kitchen. She holds a doctorate in English Literature from Brown University. Her work has been featured by Dissent, Lapham’s Quarterly Roundtable, Bon Appétit, MAX JOSEPH, the British Broadcasting Corporation, and she has appeared on Heritage Radio Network’s A Taste of the Past. Her book Fermented Foods: The History and Science of a Microbiological Wonder will be out March 2021 from Reaktion Books. Her other work can be found at christinebaumgarthuber.com and The New Inquiry.