Jackie Callahan Parente is a freelance writer living in a suburb outside Hartford, Connecticut. She's worked with words as writer, editor, tech writer, and food writer for more years than she'd care to admit. Food writing blends her love of words with her passion and pleasure in gardening, cooking, home food preservation, and eating locally and sustainably. A member of Slow Food USA and Canning Across America, she brings to Can It! experience garnered over several decades of preserving food at home. In addition to this book, she authors a popular food blog (Raspberries, Rabbits, and Rutabagas), and offers classes in home food preservation. Jackie has owned her own freelance writing company- Editorial Services, LLC-since 1996.
Jackie Callahan Parente's Canning Essentials offers readers an opportunity to take 'ownership of home food preservation.' It's a master class in the necessary techniques and tools required for gathering, freezing, canning, drying, pickling, and fermenting ingredients. --Mary Bilyeu, Food Editor The Toledo Blade Parente's Canning Essentials is the essential step-by-step guide to preserve local flavor. --Angela Covo, Editor-in-Chief Edible San Antonio