Jump into the late summer canning season with Grand Rapids author Diane Devereaux, the Canning Diva, a nationally-syndicated food preservation expert, radio host, television presenter and culinary instructor! Her book, Canning Full Circle: From Garden to Jar to Table, breaks the mold of traditional canning cookbooks by going an extra step and teaching readers how to incorporate home canned goods into their everyday lives. This revolutionary cookbook will teach you how to have a well-rounded kitchen pantry throughout the entire year, not just during canning season! Not a home canner? No problem. Canning Full Circle includes recipes, tips and techniques every home cook will find valuable. Chock-full of tantalizing photos and more than 100 recipes, readers are inspired to share in this time-honored craft - creating and preserving meals your friends and family will love!
About the Author
DIANE DEVEREAUX, The Canning Diva®, is a Michigan native who has lived in the Greater Grand Rapids area for more than a decade. As a teen, she enjoyed raising hogs and beef cattle in northern Michigan all the while enjoying the splendors of being a part of her high school cheerleading squad and cross country team.
Diane started home canning in her thirteenth summer alongside family and friends. She immediately grew a passion for the art and started her own garden at the mere age of fifteen. It was at this young age she learned the many benefits of natural pest control; crop rotation and healthy soil factors; heirloom seed production and collection; healthy meal creation and, of course, preserving her garden’s beautiful bounty.
She received her Bachelor Degree in International Business from Davenport University and has spent many years developing her talent for business. During this time Diane experienced a rewarding career in disaster management which gave her the ability to utilize her skills in food preservation, survival and sustainability. Her tenure in home canning combined with her background in disaster management led her to create The Canning Diva® where she is free to blend her passion for gardening and preserving with her knowledge of preparedness and self-reliance.
Diane has made it her goal to teach these time-honored traditions throughout West Michigan at various culinary schools and commercial kitchens. She hosts a weekly radio show on The Survival Mom Radio Network sharing her knowledge of home canning, preserving and disaster preparedness. Diane is also a host on AroundtheCabin.com allowing viewers a venue to learn and interact via live chat.
The Canning Diva® has been featured in various magazines such as Flavor616, Women’s Lifestyle, West Michigan Woman and Natural Awakenings and has made several TV appearances on WZZM Channel 13 Healthy You, WOODTV8 Eight West, WZZM Take Five & Company and FOX17 News demonstrating home canning techniques and signature recipes.
Diane is also an fervid writer who spends her free time developing a work of woman’s fiction in which she hopes to one day be published.