Emily Paster is the creator of the popular website West of the Loop, which was named a Top Mommy Blog by Time Out Chicago Kids and a Family Food Blog to Savor by Red Tricycle. She is the co-founder of the Chicago Food Swap, teaches canning classes in the Chicago area, and writes on food and entertaining for Chicago Parent magazine.

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  • What Is a Food Swap?

    What Is a Food Swap?

    At a food swap, home cooks, bakers, canners, gardeners, and foragers get together to trade their homemade and homegrown food items. How Does a Food Swap Work? The modern food swap movement began in — where else? — Brooklyn, New York, in 2010. Since then, … Read More