Marisa McClellan, Food in Jars

Join Porter Square Books for a demonstration by Marisa McClellan at Tags Hardware.

Preserving delicious canned fruits, yummy jams, and savory pickles has never been easier with Marisa McClellan's essential guide to home preserving and canning.

Start with apricot jam in the spring, then try blueberry butter in the summer. Follow that with pickled Brussel sprouts in the fall, and end the year with three-citrus marmalade and cranberry conserve in the winter. Snack on ginger walnut granola or dilly beans year-round. With 100 tried and true recipes for jellies, spreads, salsas, and more, Food in Jars offers a world of preserving that'll leave the processed, store-bought stuff in the dust.

“Unlike other books on canning and preserving, Food in Jars offers small-batch recipes ideal for tiny kitchens,” says McClellan, who was bitten by the canning bug at a young age while working alongside her mother in their family kitchen in Portland, OR.  “These are recipes that I prepare in my own apartment in Philadelphia, without the space and amenities of a huge kitchen, and they’re a terrific way to bring the bounty of a local farmers’ market into your home and serve it throughout the year.”

Marisa McClellan is a food blogger and a creator of the online cooking show Fork You. She is a former writer and editor for Slashfood, one of the nations biggest and most widely read food websites, and has an MA in writing from St. Joseph's University. These days, she writes about canning, pickling, and preserving on her blog Food in Jars (, twice nominated by Saveur magazine for a Best Food Blog award. She lives in Philadelphia with her husband.

Event date: 

Thursday, July 19, 2012 - 6:00pm

Event address: 

Tags Hardware
25 White Street
02140 Cambridge
Food in Jars: Preserving in Small Batches Year-Round By Marisa McClellan Cover Image
ISBN: 9780762441433
Availability: Available to Order from Supplier: Arrives at Store in a Week(ish)
Published: Running Press Adult - May 22nd, 2012