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(article, Culinate staff)
Listeners to KOPB's "Think Out Loud" radio show are used to hearing discussions about political topics: land use, victims' rights, transportation, etc. But yesterday the show turned to a topic that was near and dear to us: preserving food. Local preserving teacher Harriet Fasenfest, who blogs on our Dinner Guest blog, was among the in-studio guests who tasted preserves, told how to make pickles, and discussed the origin of maraschino cherries (they were invented at Oregon State University, in case you didn't know). Other guests included Linda Ziedrich, author of The Joy of Pickling. There's also a blog to go with the show, which is full of good preserving tips from listeners.