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Articles by Aida Mollenkamp

Aida is a chef, food writer, and the host of the television show foodCrafters. Learn more on her website or follow her on Twitter.

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Photo: Aida Mollenkamp A version of this interview first appeared on Aida Mollenkamp’s website.

Meet food wonder woman (or funderwoman, as I call her), Delilah Snell. She may be the most prolific person I know, with her hands in numerous activities at once. She’s also a Master Food Preserver (there are only a handful of in the nation). Master Preservers evangelize the lost art of putting up your food, which I’m drawn to because it helps us learn more about where food comes from, how to respect it, and how to make the most with what you’ve got (a good philosophy for life, no?). When she’s not busy spreading the good word about preserving, you can find her dabbling in one of her other activities — be it her store, Road Less Traveled, her preserves line, Backyard in a Jar, her blog, Project Small, or one of the craft shows she has helmed. But let’s hear about Delilah’s adventures in her own words.  

Q. Describe the Master Preserver Program. As a MFP, do you feel an inherent responsibility to spread the word about preserving?

A. The Master Food Preserver Program is a part of ... Read more