Upcoming Chicago-area Events:
- Chicago Public Library, Austin-Irving: October 10 at 6 pm. I will be talking about ways to preserve the harvest and signing books.
- Chicago Public Library, Sulzer Regional: October 13 at 6 pm. I will be talking about ways to preserve the harvest and signing books.
- Chicago Public Library, Mount Greenwood: October 18 at 6 pm. I will be talking about ways to preserve the harvest and signing books.
- Chicago Public Library, Blackstone: October 29 at 2 pm. I will be talking about ways to preserve the harvest and signing books.
- Bensenville Community Library: November 1 at 7 pm. Holiday canning demonstration and book signing.
- Wauconda Library: November 9 at 7 pm. Demonstration on edible gift ideas and book signing.
- Morton Arboretum: November 12 at 9:30 am. Fermented Foods Series: Pickled Vegetables. Learn how to lacto-ferment vegetables in a salt brine, creating an environment in which probiotics can flourish. Bring a mason jar and prepare your own jar of brined vegetables to bring home and allow to ferment. $34 non-members, $25 for members.
- Chicago Public Library, Dunning: November 14 at 6 pm. I will be talking about ways to preserve the harvest and signing books.
- Chicago Food Swap: November 20 at 2 pm. Registration is now open!
- Read It and Eat: December 3. More information to follow.
- Chicago Public Library, Harold Washington Library Center, Maker Lab: December 10 at 2 pm. Class on edible gifts.
Upcoming Book Events in Other Cities
- The Novel Neighbor, St. Louis, MO: October 1 at 1 pm
- BlogHerFood, Austin, TX: October 7-8. I will be speaking on Saturday, October 7 about my experience authoring a cookbook. You can use the code Speaker30 for 30% the conference registration.
I am available for private and semi-private canning lessons in the comfort of your own kitchen. I will bring my equipment with me, so that you do not need to invest in any expensive gadgets. Lessons typically take two hours and at the end you will have a detailed recipe and several delicious jars to eat or share. I am happy to do family lessons as well.
My rates begin at $250 for a private lesson for up to four people total, plus the cost of supplies. (You can provide your own supplies, which include jars, and ingredients, or I can purchase them for you.) I will charge a slightly higher rate if you are far from the Oak Park-River Forest area and I have to drive more than 30 minutes to reach you.
I am also available for canning demonstrations, which are less hands-on than a lesson but still informative, for larger groups. I have done canning demonstrations at Whole Foods, area farmers’ markets and local libraries.
If you are interested in scheduling a lesson or have any questions, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I look forward to hearing from you!