Well-Preserved: Recipes and Techniques for Putting Up Small Batches of Seasonal Foods (Google eBook)
For anyone who's ever headed to their local farmers' market reciting the mantra "I will not overbuy" but has lumbered home with bags overflowing with delicious summer strawberries, zucchini blossoms, and tomatoes, or autumn apples, pears, and cauliflower, this book will be your saving grace.
Well-Preserved is a collection of 30 small batch preserving recipes and 90 recipes in which to use the preserved goods. Preserving recipes like Marinated Baby Artichokes are followed by recipes for dishes like Marinated Artichoke and Ricotta Pie and Sausages with Marinated Baby Artichokes; a Three-Citrus Marmelade recipe is followed by recipes for Chicken Wings Baked with Three-Citrus Marmelade, Shrmp with Three-Citrus Marmelade and Lime, and Crepes with Three-Citrus Marmelade, and so on.
In this book, Eugenia Bone, a New Yorker whose Italian father was forever canning everything from olives to tuna, describes the art of preserving in an accessible way. Though she covers traditional water bath and pressure canning in detail, she also shares simpler methods that allow you to preserve foods using low-tech options like oil-preserving, curing, and freezing. Bone clearly explains each technique so that you can rest assured your food is stable and safe.
With Well-Preserved: Recipes and Techniques for Putting Up Small Batches of Seasonal Foods, you will never again have a night when you open your cupboard or refrigerator and lament that there's "nothing to eat!" Instead, you'll be whipping up the seasons' best meals all year long.
From the Trade Paperback edition.
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Review: Well-Preserved: Recipes and Techniques for Putting Up Small Batches of Seasonal FoodsUser Review - Jennifer Jarrell - Goodreads
As a beginning canner I will likely need more than just this book. That said, I won't regret purchasing it. Full of beautiful color photos, the book details recipes using a handful of specific canned items with clearly outlined instructions. I'm looking forward to testing some of them out. Read full review
Review: Well-Preserved: Recipes and Techniques for Putting Up Small Batches of Seasonal FoodsUser Review - Leah - Goodreads
I really enjoyed this book. It has some amazing recipes and I appreciate that she works in small batches. I think that will work well for someone first starting out. It also is great for someone like me that is only one person. Read full review