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Photo Credits: Christopher Hirsheimer (Cathy Barrow); Melanie Dunea (Charlotte Druckman)

“A Mrs. Beeton for the DIY generation, one who guiltlessly inspires you to make all your kitchen staples from scratch”—Amanda Hesser and Merrill Stubbs, cofounders of Food52

Home preserving expert Cathy Barrow presents, in conversation with Charlotte Druckman, a world of practical and easy-to-master techniques for preserving fruits, vegetables, meats, and fish, canning beans and soups, and making cheese. From double strawberry jam and chile-spiked tomatoes to homemade pancetta, Cathy Barrow will give you the tools to turn the fleeting abundance of the farmers’ market into a well-stocked pantry.

Cathy will be signing copies of her new book Mrs. Wheelbarrow’s Practical Pantry following the event.


Brief Bios

Cathy Barrow writes the food blog Mrs. Wheelbarrow’s Kitchen. She has written for The New York Times, Washington Post, Garden and Gun, NPR and Modern Farmer, among other publications.

Charlotte Druckman is a journalist and food writer whose work has appeared in various publications, including the Wall Street Journal; The New York Times; T, The New York Times Magazine; and Bon Appetit. She is also the author of Skirt Steak: Women Chefs on Standing the Heat & Staying in the Kitchen published last year. Bonus: She's the proud co-founder of Food52¹s Tournament of Cookbooks, and lives in New York City.


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This event is part of our Kitchen Arts & Letters series. In partnership with the esteemed culinary bookstore, we present talks, demos and tastings with leading cookbook authors, chefs, food historians and farmers. See the complete line-up here.

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