There is a growing movement of people interested in the art of preserving and on Sunday, December 4, 50 guests can see how the pros do it. “Gifts for the Holidays,” an afternoon of demonstrations, tastings and lectures on food preservation, is taking place at the Homegirl Cafe in Los Angeles. Chef Ernest Miller of Hollywood Farmer’s Kitchen and founder of the Los Angeles County Master Preserver program, will conduct the afternoon’s activities. The $45 fee goes to scholarships for the LA program.
Master Food Preserver is an intensive 12-week program through the University of California/Cooperative Extension that trains people in the science of preparing food for long-term storage, a skill most people have lost in recent years. Sarah Spitz, outgoing publicity director for KCRW and a Master Preserver candidate for next fall, says that there are 5 applicants for every single space in the intensive 12-week course. “As re-skilling grows in importance to all of us in an increasingly uncertain world, we will be the people who will teach these skills, especially to low income communities,” Spitz says.
For more information and to reserve a spot at Gifts for the Holidays, click here.