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Book Tour Events: Birmingham! Memphis! Chicago!

farmers market set-up Just a quick note to say that the book tour is still trucking! Tonight I’ll be at Birmingham Bake & Cook. The class is sold out, but you can call the shop to get on the waiting list. And if you’re in Birmingham and just want a book, leave a comment and we’ll figure something out.

On Wednesday, I’ll be at The Booksellers at Laurelwood from 6-7 pm doing a demo and signing books. And then on Friday, Chicago!

Hope to see some of you there!

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Book Tour Notes + Remaining Atlanta Events

jars at Villagers

It might be early to make this declaration being as I’m only four days in, but this book tour is proving to be one of the better experiences of my life. It has been such a joy to meet so many of you and to share the new book. So far, I’ve been to Charlottesville, Asheville, and Atlanta.

The event at The Happy Cook in Charlottesville was such fun and I loved meeting folks like Becky and Melissa (she even let me stay in her guest room).

From there I drove to Asheville, where I did a jam making demo at Villagers (the best store ever for people who are into home-steady things. The wall of Weck jars [that's what's pictured above] will motivate many a jar enthusiast to head over there) and hung out with Ashley, Glenn, and Huxley. It was such a joy to meet them, especially because we’ve been online friends for about half a decade.

On Thursday, I found myself in Atlanta, giving a talk about canning to a large hall filled with canning enthused people (truly, there were over 150 people there. It was a thrilling!) and signing a whole mess of books at the Atlanta Botanical Garden.

That brings us to today. I’m still here in Atlanta and will be doing a full day’s worth of events tomorrow. From 9 to 10:30, I’ll be at the farmers market at the Carter Center. From there, I’ll head to Piedmont Park where I’ll be demoing honey sweetened strawberry jam from 11 am to 1 pm. At 2 pm, I’m teaching a canning class. And after all that, I’ll go have dinner with Lyn from Preserving Now (and her very nice husband).

A very full and very good week, indeed!

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Tonight at The Happy Cook in Charlottesville!

Preserving by the Pint cover - Food in Jars

My Southern book tour starts today! In just a couple of hours, I’m climbing into my car and heading to Charlottesville, VA. I’ll be at The Happy Cook tonight, doing a canning demo and book signing. It’s a free event, but they are asking people to register in advance to ensure that they have enough chairs, so please do call them to sign up at 434-977-2665.

From there, I go to Asheville, and then to Atlanta (please come to my talk at the Atlanta Botanical Gardens. I’m a little bit nervous that I’m going to be talking to an empty room). Next week, I’ll be in Birmingham and Memphis. Here are the exact times and places.

See so many of you soon! I can’t wait!

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Taking Preserving by the Pint to Chicago!

RTM food swap

It seems like this week has been all about event announcements here on the old blog, but I’m going to be out and about like crazy this month and just want to make sure that you all have a chance to come see me if I’m in your neck of the woods.

After I get back from my trip through a handful of Southern states, I’m dashing off to the Chicago area for a four day stint. I’m teaching classes, doing demos, giving talks, and signing as many books as I possibly can. Here’s where I’ll be.

  • April 25 – Highwood, IL: Luncheon and book signing, Highwood Bocce Courts. Event costs $36, which includes lunch and a copy of the new book. 11:30 am to 1 pm. Click here to for more details and to register.
  • April 26 – Chicago Suburbs:
    8:30-10:15 am - Book signing and tasting at the Sunset Foods’ Booth at Northbrook’s Earth Day Celebration in the Village Green (at Meadow & Walters).
    11 am – 1 pm - Demo and signing at the Warren Newport Library in Gurnee, IL. Click here to sign up.
  • April 27 – Long Grove, IL: Canning class at the Sunset Food’s Long Grove Cooking Studio from 1:30-4 pm. Cost is $80 per station or $95 per 2-person station. Call (847) 810-0484 to sign up.
  • April 28 – Winnetka, IL: Demo and signing at the Winnetka-Northfield Library, 2-4 pm. Details here.
  • April 28 – Evanston, IL: Canning class with Mighty Nest. More details to come soon.
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A Southern Swing for Preserving by the Pint

my demo set-up

Next week, I’m packing up my car and hitting the road. This first leg of my book tour is taking me south and I couldn’t be more excited. One of my biggest regrets about my last tour was the fact that I didn’t manage to get anywhere further south than Washington, D.C. and so when planning for this time, it was an absolutely priority.

I’ll be stopping in Charlottesville, Asheville, Atlanta, Birmingham, and Memphis. If you live in one of those cities please do come out and say hi.

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This Sunday at the Philly Farm & Food Fest

All set up to record an online canning demo!

Friends! If you are in the Philadelphia area, you will not want to miss the Philly Farm & Food Fest. It’s happening this Sunday, April 13, from 11 am to 4 pm at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. There will be workshops, opportunities to sample local foods, and even a libations lounge (there is a small additional fee required if you’re interested in a tipple).

I am going to be there offering a small batch canning demo (I’ll be showing how to make and can my honey sweetened strawberry jam) and will also have a big old stack of copies of the new book that you can buy ($20 cash or card) and then get signed (I’m also always happy to sign copies that you already bought).

Tickets to the Fest are $20 for adults. Kids 12 and under are free. You can buy them here!

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