A week or two back we shared our passion for Slow Food. I’ll confess that was in anticipation of today’s announcement – it’s something we’ve been working on for some time and are thrilled to share that Dana and I will be coordinating the Preserving initiatives for Slow Food Toronto.
Dana and I are thrilled to share the following announcement from Slow Food Toronto which was announced today:
Dana Harrison and Joel MacCharles have recently volunteered to lead our preserving efforts. Their role is a natural fit; the Toronto couple are the team behind WellPreserved.ca which is a daily sharing of their adventures and relationship with food; their website already contains more than 150 preserving recipes.
Dana and Joel live with more than 500 jars of preserved foods and are passionate about many different kinds of preserving including canning, dehydrating, fermenting, freezing, curing, infusing and pressure canning. They passionately believe that preserving is easier to do than many fear.
The first two deliverables have been confirmed and are in early stages of development:
1) creation of a set of materials to assist experienced preservers teach the basics of safe waterbath canning.
2) a series of seasonal lectures on preserving intended to broaden the communities ability to enjoy Ontarios’ bounty 12-months-a-year.
For more info or to see how you might get involved, email Joel!
I recognize that many of our readers are outside of Toronto; we’re hoping to work with Slow Food to allow this material to go far beyond the borders of our city. We hope you share our excitement for these projects and would love to hear from you if you’re interested in somehow being a part of them (let us know where you’re from/ how you think you might be able to help)!
We’ll be sharing more details as we bear down on the first deliverable in the coming weeks!