It’s no surprise that the famous culinary blog, TheKitchn.com featured Well Preserved as one of their finalists in the 2014 Homies Awards.
Cooking couple Dana and Joel started their blog, Well Preserved, to document their creative culinary adventures. As ethical eaters, Dana and Joel are conscious of the way that modern food oftentimes makes it difficult to eat in-season. The couple writes about topics that are broadly food-related including hunting, urban gardening, foraging, food security, small farms, farmers markets, sustainable fish, and, of course, preserving, among many other things. The couple has managed to live a life almost free from grocery store shopping. Instead, this couple has developed new skills for dehydrating, pressure canning, infusing, water-bathing, and fermenting a multitude of ingredients. They are a true inspiration, and are real innovators in the preservation movement that is so important to improving our food system.
By preserving ingredients that are in season, ethical eaters can continue to eat locally and support their local farmers all year long. Grocery shoppers often don’t realize that most fruits and vegetables are not grown year round. However, with the use of diesel fueled trucks, GMOs, and pesticides, big food corporations have managed to cheat the natural order of things. If more people shop locally and learn preservation practices, they can enjoy the foods they love throughout the year, without contributing to the environmental catastrophe that has taken over our food system.
I love this blog, and hope that my readers will learn a few new tips from Well Preserved as well.