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Food in Jars Brings Smiles to Faces at the Exeter Community Library

by Exeter Community Library

Jun 04, 2019

Food blogger and cookbook author Marisa McClellan will appear at the Exeter Community Library this Thursday, June 6th at 6:30 p.m. to present Food in Jars, a conversation about canning, preserving, and all the delicious things one can do with a pantry full of jams, jellies, pickles, and chutneys. Marisa has been writing and teaching about home canning for more than a decade, and with her newest book, The Food in Jars Kitchen, she hopes to inspire others to think beyond toast and sandwiches when it comes to homemade preserves.

McClellan, who grew up in Oregon, but now lives in Philadelphia, is an internationally recognized expert in the field of home canning and preserving and has written for various magazines and newspapers, including Fine Cooking, Parents Magazine, Vegetarian Times, USA Today, the Food Network, Serious Eats, The Kitchen, Saveur, Edible Philly, The Sweethome, and The New York Times. She is the author of Food in Jars, Preserving by the Pint, Naturally Sweet Food in Jars, and The Food in Jars Kitchen. In addition to writing, McClellan has also spent years teaching at The Brooklyn Kitchen, The Pantry at Delancey in Seattle, The Gourmandise School of Sweets and Savories in Los Angeles, the Omega Institute, The United States Botanic Garden, The Rowe Center, and more.

Those interested in registering for the Food in Jars event with McClellan on Thursday evening can call the library at 610-406-9431. McClellan’s book, The Food in Jars Kitchen, will be available for purchase for $20 on site and includes a variety of amazing recipes that include delicious contents from homemade pantries.

Food in Jars is one of many free events offered to the public through a partnership between program presenters, Friends of the Exeter Community Library, and The Exeter Community Library. For more information, visit or the Exeter Community Library Facebook page. Through its varied programs, the Exeter Community Library aims to serve the community as a center of learning, accessible recreation, practical tools, and nearly 500 free programs designed for children and adults to participate in throughout the year.

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