Food Preserving with Cathy Barrow

The art of food preserving is experiencing a renaissance in the foodie community! And when I speak to authors and bloggers, there is a common thread amongst these lovely people which touches the heart of Garden Dine Love and that is eating local! Through food preservation you can eat locally the entire year. That isn’t to say it’s easy, but food preservation makes it possible.

Today’s interview is with Cathy Barrow 🙂

Cathy Barrow Photo

A food preservation expert, Cathy shares her incredible wealth of knowledge in the art of food preserving in her food blog Mrs. Wheelbarrow’s Kitchen, and, as a canning and cooking teacher, in the “DIY” column she write for the Washington Post’s food section.


Cathy explains in this interview how she’s been interested in the lifestyle of eating as locally sourced as possible, after reading Barbara Kingsolver’s book Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life. Learning how to preserve food, Cathy saw a clear path to eating locally year round.

Cathy’s cook book Mrs. Wheelbarrow’s Practical Pantry won the prestigious International Association of Culinary Professionals (IACP) award for best single-subject cookbook – a huge accomplishment to have her work acknowledged by her peers in this community!

                   VIDEO INTERVIEW

Today, Cathy share’s great tips on how to begin with food preservation, preserving year around, and the different ways she plans for eating locally all year.

I hope that you are as inspired by Cathy’s commitment for eating locally as I am and, as always, we hope that you learn something valuable from this interview.


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