- Author: Stephanie Hill
- Editor: Noni Todd
Condiments and Chutneys
By Stephanie Hill UCCE Master Food Preserver
Do you love taking an ordinary dish and adding a zing of flavor or dash of spice to really bring those mundane dishes to life? Adding a smidge of a savory, sweet, or spicy condiment can really boost a meal to that next level. Condiments and chutneys can be made from an endless list of ingredients to satisfy any palate, but they may also be expensive and laden with salt, sugar, and fat. Now you can make your own flavor harmony in a jar and enjoy the gratification of knowing exactly what's in it. UC Master Food Preservers of San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara Counties are offering a new class: Flavors from Around the World! Condiments and Chutneys.
The Flavors from Around the World! class takes place on Saturday, April 28th, 2018 from 10a.m. to 12p.m. at the UCCE Auditorium, 2156 Sierra Way, San Luis Obispo. Course instructors are certified UC Master Food Preservers who have received extensive training in food safety and food preservation, have passed a qualifying exam, and now serve as UCCE volunteers who teach food safety and food preservation topics to the community. The UC Master Food Preserver Mission Statement is, “To teach research-based practices of safe home food preservation to the residents of California.” If you'd like to learn more about this statewide program, check out the San Luis Obispo UC Cooperative Extension site here: http://cesanluisobispo.ucanr.edu/YouthFamilyCommunities/Master_Food_Preserver_Program/
Pre-registration is suggested. Pay at the door $5 cash or check only.
Register at: http://ucanr.edu/condiments
The UCCE Master Food Preserver program in San Luis Obispo County also offers a “Helpline” service to answer food safety and preservation inquiries from community members throughout the year. The Helpline is staffed by UCCE certified Master Food Preservers. The number to the Helpline is 805-781-1429 and is staffed every Wednesday from 1:00 -3:00 PM. The Helpline additionally receives calls regarding the UCCE food preservation class schedule, food preservation recipes and resources, and how to become a Certified Master Food Preserver. The Master Food Preserver Helpline is a wonderful free service to the community!