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I doubt that Joel MacCharles and Dana Harrison knew they were starting a food revolution with their first jars of homemade jam. The Toronto couple behind the award winning WellPreserved.ca have helped people think differently about the food they buy and the food they make. Joel's 2013 TedX talk explored the idea that canning and preserving, the traditional techniques of generations past, can have a positive impact on farmers, the community, and the environment. Their site is more than a collection of recipes; Joel and Dana have lent their voice to the growing list of chefs who educate and enlighten their readers on topics such as food security and sustainability.
Their first cookbook, Batch, is a gorgeous collection of easy to follow techniques for almost any preservation method you can think of. In over 200 recipes, they coach you through, canning, fermenting, smoking and salting to name a few. This book is a must for the home chef on your nice list this year. Click here to purchase your copy.