If you haven’t heard, we here at FOOD52 like to get the party started.
We love it when you get together offline to cook and eat and be merry. We also like to inspire you to try new things while you're at it, and give you the tools to do it!
First, we asked you to put up rhubarb; then you celebrated our first cookbook together. Last time, you gathered together and made mozzarella from scratch, and then you drizzled it all with California Olive Ranch’s olive oil.
Now, in the honor of National Can It Forward Day, we want you to get together and jam, preserve, and pickle. On Saturday, July 14th, people all over the United States (and the world!) will be joining up and canning all the best that summer has to offer.
Don’t you want to join in? Here's how you can, FOOD52-style:
Anyone who’s interested in hosting or attending a FOOD52 Pickling & Preserving Potluck on July 14th, organize yourselves in the comments section below!
The first 30 hosts who write to firstname.lastname@example.org listing the location and the number of people expected to attend their event will get 6 coupons for Ball/Kerr jar sets (with anywhere from 9-12 jars per set, depending on the size you choose) -– that’s 6 complimentary sets of jars of your choice from a Ball or Kerr supplier near you (most supermarkets and hardware stores carry them!).
A few more tips:
• If you’re hosting, feel free to invite your friends -– and to include other FOOD52ers that are in your area!
• Jam or pickle whatever's in season near you. We like KelseytheNaptimeChef's Bread & Butter Pickles and Jennifer Perillo's Sweet & Savory Tomato Jam but feel free to go rogue. And you'll probably want some good snacks.
• When it’s finally party time, tune into the live canning demonstrations and Q&As on Ball’s website, and use the hashtag #canitforward on Twitter, Instagram, and all of your other social media portals. We want to follow along!
• Make sure send us your photos and write-ups about your party to email@example.com; we can’t wait to feature them on FOOD52.
Now, go #canitforward !