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Sunday, September 24, 2017

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Since 1990, The Word On The Street has proudly hosted some of the finest talent in Canadian literature. Our 27th festival is shaping up to be one of our best yet. Check out all of the authors, performers, and storytellers below!

Joel MacCharles

Photo Credit: Margaret Mulligan

Joel MacCharles and Dana Harrison created in 2008. The site has more than 1,800 articles and 700 recipes on preserving, local food, small farming, food security, sustainability, food politics, hunting and more. Dana has been a graphic designer for 20 years and focuses on the look and feel of the project. Joel is a lifelong home cook who writes and speaks on their shared passions. Batch is their first cookbook.


Discover seven different ways to preserve “from nose to tail” in this beautiful and informative guide from superstar bloggers Joel MacCharles and Dana Harrison.

In Batch, their first cookbook, Joel and Dana showcase seven different preserving techniques–canning, pressure canning, dehydrating, fermenting, cellaring, curing and infusing–and then take readers on a trip to the market in twenty-five ingredients. From spring asparagus to summer peaches, blueberries and raspberries; hearty beans, cabbage and chilies in fall and winter to a variety of meat and fish, Batch teaches you everything you need to know to get the most out of your ingredients and your kitchen. This is not your grandma’s jam book.