Home Canning and Preserving with Emily Paster

Date & Time
July 11, 2017
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Jewish Canning with Emily Paster

Imagine you have lots of extra produce. Tons of tomatoes! Pots full of peppers! Acres of asparagus! How do you preserve the freshness of these tasty treats so that you can eat them for months to come? Join us on the farm with author, Emily Paster, to learn the centuries old process of canning!

Canning has a rich history and many cultures have been using it to preserve the freshness of the harvest. During this workshop, we will explore Emily’s new cookbook “The Joys of Jewish Preserving,” to learn the Jewish history of preserving food and will learn to can fresh farm vegetables together!

Check out Emily’s upcoming book, The Joys of Jewish Preserving, here.

Emily Paster

Emily Paster is the author of two cookbooks, 2016’s Food Swap: Specialty Recipes for Bartering, Sharing & Giving and the upcoming The Joys of Jewish Preserving. A graduate of Princeton University and the University of Michigan Law School, Emily redirected her career from law to food after the birth of her second child. She is the writer and photographer behind the website West of the Loop, which has been called “a family food blog to savor.” As the founder of the Chicago Food Swap, a community event where handmade foods are bartered and exchanged, Emily is a leader in the national food swap movement. Emily teaches and speaks on garden-to-table cooking, canning and fermentation throughout the country.


$5 in advance, $10 at the door.