The Complete Idiot's Guide to Preserving Food: Can It. Freeze It. Pickle It. Preserve It. Here’s How.

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Penguin, Jul 7, 2009 - Cooking - 384 pages

Food contamination scandals, the rising cost of food, organic eating, and better nutrition - all these factors contribute to the upsurge in interest in food preservation. While there are many books on canning, freezing, and pickling foods, few are as comprehensive as The Complete Idiot's Guide® to Preserving Food, in which readers learn how easy and beneficial food preservation can be with detailed, step-by-step instructions.
*The sales of Ball® jars for preservation have jumped 28% in the past year, indicating a strong increase in interest in preserving food

*The author is a Master Food Preserver with over 40 years of expertise

*Advice on preserving for special needs diets is unique to this book

*Provides instructional photos

 

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Contents

Introduction
Chapter 1 What Is Food Preservation?
Chapter 2 Basic Food Safety Procedures
Part 2Freezing
Chapter 4Freezing Fruits
Chapter 5Freezing Vegetables and Herbs
Chapter Meat
Chapter 7Freezing Dairy Products Eggs and Bakery
Pickling Fruits and Vegetables
Chapter 15Pickling Meats Fish and Eggs
Chapter Relishes 16
Fermenting
Chapter18 Jams Jelliesand Marmalades
Butters Conserves and Chutneys
DryingSalting Smoking and Root Cellaring
Salting

Chapter 8Freezing Convenience Foods and Meals
Canning
Chapter 10Canning Fruitsand Fruit Products
Canning Seafood
Pickles Relishes and Fermented Foods
Smoking
Appendix AGlossary
Appendix Best Preserving Methods F for Specific Foods Appendix G Resources
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