Heirloom-focused gourmet food company The Scrumptious Pantry is continuing its “Heirloom 2.0” event series, which is designed to teach us urban dwellers a thing or two about traditional food values and techniques. TSP works with sustainable family farms in the Midwest to create small-batch food products to urbanites like us. It's Heirloom series kicks off on Thursday, February 7 (from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.), with Canning For Newbies. You'll learn what to look for in product, the basic steps in the canning process, how to ensure food safety, and a few recipes that utilize your creations. How's that for an alternative way to spend a cold winter's night? Tickets cost $20 and can be purchased here.
The Scrumptious Pantry, 3230 West Fullerton Avenue (at Kedzie Boulevard); 301-979-9751.
Photo: Courtesy of The Scrumptious Pantry