A Gallery Talk & Tasting Featuring Christina Sleeper
How long have people been making jams? How does the jam-making process work? And how difficult is it for home cooks to make their own jams? Christina Sleeper, a State of California-certified Master Food Preserver and Producer of PacFAB's SoCal Made, will answer these questions and more in a lively presentation featuring tastes of every jam discussed!
For as long as humans have been farming and tending the fields, they have shared a common problem—how to preserve fruits and vegetables that are so delicious when fresh, but perishable. Making jam is one solution. Over the centuries, what began as a preservation method has evolved into a mealtime staple, enjoyed for its many unique and delicious flavors, even when fresh fruits are available.
Admission is free with RSVP.
About the Presenter
Christina Sleeper is a unique Los Angeles triple threat—chef, host, entrepreneur. And this multi-disciplinary approach has informed her culinary endeavors for more than 25 years. Her food curiosity started as a child growing up in Lorain, Ohio, a city comprised of immigrants from more than 55 countries. This early exposure to diverse cultures and cuisines has fueled a passion for authenticity in flavor that’s become the cornerstone of everything she does. A professional caterer and event planner, she founded Sleepers, a gourmet food line which features her original-recipe seasonings, jams, and teas. As COO of this thriving family business, she develops new products, writes recipes, and curates special events. Christina is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati, with a BA in Communications & Journalism, a seasoned host and SAG-AFTRA member, Certified Master Food Preserver, SlowFood Preservation Advisor, and guest lecturer with Culinary Historians of Southern California. This 20-year resident of SoCal enjoys sharing her tasty knowledge of food at programs around the country. Her first book, Jamming through the Ages, will be published in 2018. Follow her at @sleepersgourmet.