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Give up the funk at these fermentation festivals

Photo: Boston Fermentation Festival, by Mary Brackett Move over, county fairs. Fermentation festivals are bubbling up across the nation. As interest in fermented food and drink rises, these festivals serve as a way for come together to enjoy some beer or 'boosh, crock up some kraut, and revel with fellow bacteria farmers ....more

Cherry Pitters: The Right Tool for the Job

Ah, the cherry pitter. That oft-neglected kitchen gadget that takes up room in your already full kitchen drawer. But if you are a canner and faced with 20 pounds of cherries that need to be pitted in a hurry, this little gadget can be your best friend ....more

Eggs Come First

The ultimate symbol of spring, eggs are the harbinger of spring and renewed life. Think beyond the breakfast plate, and use eggs in these interesting and creative DIY ways. Backyard ChickensFor the best eggs, nothing beats freshly laid ....more

Preserving Mushrooms

Winter rains have come to the West Coast, bringing wild mushrooms aplenty. Even if you don't have access to wild, mushrooms are delicious year 'round, and are ripe for putting up. Foraging MushroomsFinding wild mushrooms can be fun and delicious ....more

Best DIY Food Books of 2016

Year over year, the list of amazing DIY books grows. (See our roundups for 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012 and 2011.) Over time, we've seen a trend toward books that focus not just on the DIY aspects, but how to apply the products into everyday life. In fact, if anything, we're seeing a trend toward general cookbooks that integrate some DIY elements ....more

Not Your Mama's Canning Book by Rebecca Lindamood

We've all canned a jillion jars of jam and whatnot, but where the rubber really hits the road in preserving is practicality. Once you've empowered yourself with the ability to preserve the things you really use in the everyday, you liberate yourself from the grocery store shelf. That's what I love about the new book Not Your Mama's Canning Book by Rebecca Lindamood ....more

Preserving Italy by Domenica Marchetti

Disclosure: A copy of the book has been furnished for review, and another for the giveaway, by the publisher,...more

Interview on Cilantro

> I'm happily interviewed over on the blog at kitchenware retail site Cilantro. Go check it out! ...more

Food Swap by Emily Paster

Disclosure: A copy of the book has been furnished for review, and another for the giveaway, by the publisher,...more

Naturally Sweet Food in Jars by Marisa McClellan

Disclosure: A copy of the book has been furnished for review, and another for the giveaway, by the publisher,...more
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