Meet-And-Greet with MARISA McCLELLAN at Books Inc. Berkeley

Full-time food writer and canning teacher, and the voice behind Food in JarsMarisa McClellan joins Books Inc. in Berkeley for a demo and meet-and-greet in celebration of her latest cookbook, Naturally Sweet Food in Jars: 100 Preserves Made with Coconut, Maple, Honey, and More. After years of addressing questions reducing sugar, substituting sugar, and leaving it out altogether, accomplished canner and author Marisa McClellan began to rejigger her recipes, helping her home canners enjoy the flavors of the season without the refined sugars. The result is Naturally Sweet Food in Jars, preserving in the tenor of today’s health-conscious audience.

The inventive spreads, dips, pickles, and whole fruits in McClellan’s third preserving book use only unrefined sweeteners like maple sugar and syrup, coconut sugar, dates, agave, honey, and dried fruits and juices and less of them. The book is organized by sweeteners, and includes recipes like Sriracha-style Hot Sauce (using honey), Date Pancake Syrup (with maple), Cantaloupe Basil Jam and Marinated Multicolored Peppers (both sweetened with agave), and Fennel and Parsley Relish (sweetened with fruit juice). Her trademark flavor combinations, seasonal awareness, and manageable small batches are here, too, for her longtime readers and a whole new audience, and are just as sweet.

Event date: 
Thursday, April 14, 2016 - 3:30pm
Event address: 
Books Inc.
1491 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley, CA
Books: 
Naturally Sweet Food in Jars: 100 Preserves Made with Coconut, Maple, Honey, and More By Marisa McClellan Cover Image
$24.00
ISBN: 9780762457786
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Running Press Adult - March 22nd, 2016

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