Canning is big. Canning is back. Or so we judge by the growing number of how-to and recipe books on the topic crossing our desk. For home canners, whether beginners or the well-seasoned, here are two events you should know about, both happening Saturday; one local, one cyber:
Class: Laura McLaughlin, founder of The Glass Rooster, will teach a beginners class, concentrating on that summer staple, the tomato; there are just a few spots left. The hands-on class is $65; and begins 1 p.m. Saturday, at Logan Square Kitchen, 2333 N. Milwaukee Ave. McLaughlin also offers in-home classes for small groups. For Information: and to sign up for the class, visit theglassrooster.com or contact email@example.com.
National Can-It-Forward Day: Can't make that class? Then watch instructional canning videos and cooking demos during a free live webcast at FreshPreserving.com. Viewers will be able to ask questions and post comments in real time. It's like the turkey advice hotlines available around Thanksgiving, but this one is backed by Jarden Home Brands, the makers of Ball canning supplies, and Canning Across America, a collective of food lovers. The webcast is 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday. The videos will remain online after the event so that home cooks can refer back for advice. Visit the site to register to view the webcast (registration required).Copyright © 2015, Los Angeles Times