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Food In Jars’ author Marisa McClellan here for Labor Day Weekend!

Marisa McClellan author photo low res (1)My very favorite food blogger, Marisa McClellan, will be in town for three appearances over the Labor Day weekend.  She not only writes the very accessible Food In Jars.com webpage, but is the author of three of the best books on Canning*.   She has written for publications like Vegetarian Times, USA Today, Parents, The Sweethome, Food Network, Serious Eats, The Kitchn, Grid Philly, Saveur, Edible Philly, and Table Matters. Marisa also co-hosts a podcast dedicated to living a food-focused life called Local Mouthful. Find more of her jams, pickles, and preserves (all cooked up in her 80-square-foot kitchen) at foodinjars.com.

Naturally Sweet Food in Jars -squareHere latest book, Naturally Sweet Food In Jars, is what brings here to Atlanta.  I’ve already written about one scheduled event but I want to clue you all in on the full schedule.

You’ll want to make at least one of these – each is different and each promises much to savor!


  • The Decatur Book Festival:  Saturday, September 3, 11: 15 am, Free.   Yup, she’ll be doing an appearance along with a demonstration of a recipe from her book on the Food Stage & talking about sweetening preserves naturally – think honey, maple syrup, even dates and coconut!  And she’ll sign books that will be for sale immediately after.  If you haven’t been to the Decatur Book Festival in the past it is not to be missed!  Two Days of more than you can possibly imagine at the nation’s largest book fest.  More about the Festival here:   Decatur Book Festival.
  • Atlanta edible-garden-Botanical Gardens:  Saturday, September 3, 3:00 pm:  A demonstration of one of her recipes from the book:  Corn & Tomato Salsa.  A book is also included in the fee.  This demo is located in the Outdoor Kitchen, part of the Kitchen Garden portion of the Gardens.  A great space to hear and sample goodies from Marisa and get a signed copy of her book. Fee $44 (Members $39) with book included. Register here, limited spaces, Deadline August 15:  Meet Marisa McClellan
  • Bosch-Experience-CenterPrepared Pantry Dinner at Serenbe:  Sunday, September 4, 4:00 to 7:00 pm.  Imagine 5 courses plus appetizers and beverages, all prepared with recipes from her  book & all prepared with natural sweeteners.  She’ll be here to talk with you, sign books, and answers your questions. An all-around delightful, inspiring and tasty evening at a delightful location – the Bosch Experience Center in Serenbe!  A book is included in the price of the dinner.  $75.00 per person.  Register here (no tickets at the door): Culinary Local Event.     More here:  Prepared Pantry Dinner with Marisa McClellan.

*Books by Marisa McClellan:  Food in Jars, Preserving by the Pint, and Naturally Sweet Food in Jars



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