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Sherri Brooks Vinton

www.SherriBrooksVinton.com

www.sherribrooksvinton.com

Sherri Brooks Vinton began her food career on the back of a motorcycle. A cross-country ride brought her face-to-face with the negative impacts of industrial agriculture and compelled her to begin a quest for food raised with integrity. Since then, her books, appearances and hands-on workshops have taught countless eaters how to find, cook and preserve local, seasonal food. Whether developing content, organizing events, or consulting with clients, Sherri is always working to find her next great meal. To learn more, visit www.SherriBrooksVinton.com.

Sherri is a contributor to Mother Earth News Fair Online.

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Water Bath Canning

Water bath canning is the most widely used method for putting up delicious produce. It doesn’t require a lot of specialized equipment and is accessible to even the most inexperienced kitchen novice. Stock up your pantry and create delicious food gifts with this one simple technique. Join Sherri Brooks Vinton to learn how to can jams, jellies, pickles, salsas, tomatoes, and more!
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Reduce Food Waste: Whole-beast cooking

Meat and poultry eaters can get the most out of every cut by using up every bit of the beast they buy, and I’ll show you how to do it. Here’s an easy method for cutting up a whole chicken and getting at least three meals out of it. This is a two-part workshop.
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Reduce Food Waste: Using up leftovers

Leftovers don’t have to taste like a reheated memory of last night’s meal. We’ll cover three strategies that will put cooked ingredients to work. Whether you have a little or a lot, there are easy ways to use it up! This is a four-part workshop.
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Reduce Food Waste: Ugly food

Let’s talk about ugly food; what it is and why it’s so important not to judge a book by its cover. Plus, learn a few tricks for helping ugly food put its best foot forward. This is a three-part workshop.
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Reduce Food Waste: Trash fish

There are more fish in the sea. Your momma told you that, and I will too. We’ll talk about all the less popular fish available, and the tasty possibilities of trying new things. This is a two-part workshop.
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Reduce Food Waste: The arc of ripeness

We often use “the peak of ripeness” as the gold standard for flavor, but many foods can be eaten at different stages on their path from sprout to “throw it out.” This lesson talks about food across this spectrum of ripeness and gives some creative ways to enjoy under- and overripe foods. This is a three-part workshop.
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Reduce Food Waste: The arc of freshness

Many foods go through stages of deliciousness as they age; we’ll look at how you can enjoy them over their whole life span. A loaf of bread shows us the way through this concept. This is a three-part workshop.
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Reduce Food Waste: Save time, money, and the planet!

Can you imagine coming home from the grocery store and pitching one of your bags of food directly into the trash? Or offering to pay more at the checkout? It seems like a silly concept, but that’s what we do when we waste food. Nearly 40 percent of food produced in the U.S. goes uneaten, and a large percentage of that happens in the home. But there’s a lot we can do about it! Join Sherri Brooks Vinton and learn about all the easy, quick, and delicious ways you can reduce food waste in your own kitchen. Save time, energy, and money by adopting simple tips and tricks that will help you enjoy every last bite of the food you buy! Conserve natural resources and slow climate change in the process. Let’s eat it up!
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Reduce Food Waste: Organizing your storage

If you don’t know what you have, you can't eat it up. Learn about sustainable ways you can store food, the best ways to organize your fridge, and some thoughts on food safety. This is a three-part workshop.
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Reduce Food Waste: Nose to tail produce

Savvy cooks — from seasoned grannies to professional chefs — never let a stalk, husk, or stem go to waste. Learn how every part of the plant can be used in your cooking. This is a two-part workshop.
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Reduce Food Waste: Gleaning

Gleaning is a time-tested practice that ensures fields and other food sources are picked clean, leaving nothing tasty behind. Learn about organizations that are sponsoring gleaning groups and how you can get involved.
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Reduce Food Waste: Composting

Even inedible foods don’t have to become waste. Composting turns kitchen scraps into a nutrient-rich soil amendment. This brief overview introduces the various approaches one can take to capturing this otherwise wasted nutrition.
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Preserving Food in the Freezer

The freezer is a time machine that can extend the life of many foods. Use it to: • Enjoy seasonal ingredients longer. • Reduce food waste. • Build a treasure trove of meals and meal starters that help you put dinner on the table in a flash. Let Sherri Brooks Vinton teach you quick, easy ways to preserve foods by freezing.
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