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A Silicon Valley Canning Class

Attention Silicon Valley readers! I’m going to be teaching a canning class in San Jose on Friday, June 22 from 7-9 pm. The class is being held in the home of 5 Second Rule and Ripe author Cheryl Sternman Rule (thanks again, Cheryl!).

We’ll make dilly beans and apricot jam, eat some cheese with chutney and talk boiling water bath canning. The class costs just $45 (a bargain!) and you can sign up by clicking here.

P. S. – If you live in San Francisco proper, I’m also working on putting together a class at Cookhouse SF on Wednesday, June 20 from 7-9 pm. Stay tuned!

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New Classes! Philly! Portland! LA! Connecticut!


So, as you may have heard, I have a cookbook coming out (34 days and counting!). Because I want this little volume to be as successful as possible, I’m going to be doing a lot of traveling over the next few months in order to teach classes, sign books, demonstrate good canning technique and generally prove to you that this is an essential edition for home canners.

The days when publishers would send authors out on extensive, expenses-paid book tours are long over. The way I’m making my self-funded tour work is that I’ve scheduled both free events and paid ones in nearly every city I’m visiting. The demos and book signings will all be open to all, while the classes each have a fee. These classes are essential in ensuring that I’m able to cover costs. To that end, I’m asking that you guys help me get the word out. Sign up, tell a friend, post a tweet or write a blog post. Every little bit helps!

Know also that this isn’t the final schedule just yet. I’m still working on setting up classes in Eugene and San Francisco while I’m out on the west coast. For a complete list of my travels this summer, check out the page I’ve devoted to all things cookbook. That page includes the free events and happily, there are plenty of those.

Finally, I’m still working on classes for the east coast. I’m chatting with some nice folks about getting to Troy, NY, Baltimore and even up into Maine. So keep your eyes and ears peeled!

June 14: Strawberry lemon jam canning class at Kitchencru in Portland, OR. 6:30 – 8:30 pm.  Click here to register.

June 24: Stonefruit chutney canning class at The Farmer’s Kitchen in Los Angeles, CA. 5 – 7 pm. Click here to register.

June 30: Spiced nectarine jam and dilly beans at the Greenwich Historical Society’s Vanderbilt Education Center in Greenwich, CT. 1 – 4 pm. Click here to register.

July 1: Rhubarb chutney canning class at the Coventry Regional Farmers’ Market in Coventry, CT. 2 – 4 pm. Click here to register.

July 21: Spiced blueberry jam and refrigerator pickle class at Create-a-Cook in Newton, MA. 10 am – 1 pm. Click here to register (link coming soon).

P.S. – There are also still lots of classes to be had in Philly. Click here to see the complete list.

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