"The bible of home canning, preserving, freezing, and drying."--The New York TimesFor decades, Putting Food By has been the one-stop source for everything the home cook needs to know about preserving foods--from fruits and vegetables to meat and seafood. Now, this classic is fully up-to-date with the twenty-first-century kitchen. Whether you're preserving to save money or to capture the taste of local, seasonal food at its peak, Putting Food By shares step-by-step directions to help you do it safely and deliciously. This fifth edition of Putting Food By includes: - Instructions for canning, freezing, salting, smoking, drying, and root cellaring
- Mouthwatering recipes for pickles, relishes, jams, and jellies
- Information on preserving with less sugar and salt
- Tips on equipment, ingredients, health and safety issues, and resources
Freeze, dry, can, root cellar, and brine your favorite produce right at home. Janet Chadwick's introduction to the world of preserving provides step-by-step instructions and inspiring easy-to-follow recipes. Pick up a crate of inexpensive, less-than-perfect tomatoes at the farmers' market and turn them into jars of spicy salsa, or buy a few extra peaches and can a delicious batch of jam to serve with Sunday breakfast. You'll extend the summer harvest and find yourself serving up delicious, locally grown food all year long.
Winner of the 2013 James Beard Foundation Book Award for Reference and Scholarship, and a New York Times bestseller, The Art of Fermentation is the most comprehensive guide to do-it-yourself home fermentation ever published. Sandor Katz presents the concepts and processes behind fermentation in ways that are simple enough to guide a reader through their first experience making sauerkraut or yogurt, and in-depth enough to provide greater understanding and insight for experienced practitioners.
While Katz expertly contextualizes fermentation in terms of biological and cultural evolution, health and nutrition, and even economics, this is primarily a compendium of practical information--how the processes work; parameters for safety; techniques for effective preservation; troubleshooting; and more.
With two-color illustrations and extended resources, this book provides essential wisdom for cooks, homesteaders, farmers, gleaners, foragers, and food lovers of any kind who want to develop a deeper understanding and appreciation for arguably the oldest form of food preservation, and part of the roots of culture itself.
Readers will find detailed information on fermenting vegetables; sugars into alcohol (meads, wines, and ciders); sour tonic beverages; milk; grains and starchy tubers; beers (and other grain-based alcoholic beverages); beans; seeds; nuts; fish; meat; and eggs, as well as growing mold cultures, using fermentation in agriculture, art, and energy production, and considerations for commercial enterprises. Sandor Katz has introduced what will undoubtedly remain a classic in food literature, and is the first--and only--of its kind.
An updated collection of 250 classic and inventive pickling recipes with a brand-new section on fermentation.
A new edition of an old favorite, The Complete Book of Pickling is full of classic recipes for pickles and chutneys, with inventive twists on old standbys and a brand-new section devoted to fermentation. Fermentation is one of the hottest restaurant and home kitchen trends of the past three years, gaining popularity because it uses natural foods and offers extensive health benefits.
Pickling is one of the oldest and cheapest methods of preserving foods, and now, with the help of step-by-step techniques, anyone can learn how to capture garden or farmers' market vegetables at their best for year-round enjoyment. The 250 easy, inventive and cost-effective recipes use modern methods and equipment in accordance with food-safety standards.
Recipes include Kosher Dill Pickles, Pretty Beet and Radish Pickles, White Balsamic and Pepper Pickled Strawberries, Clementine Pear Chutney, Pineapple Lime Tomato Salsa and Smoky Three-Pepper Cucumber Relish.
Even beginners can make their own fermented foods This easy-to-follow comprehensive guide presents more than 120 recipes for fermenting 64 different vegetables and herbs. Learn the basics of making kimchi, sauerkraut, and pickles, and then refine your technique as you expand your repertoire to include curried golden beets, pickled green coriander, and carrot kraut. With a variety of creative and healthy recipes, many of which can be made in batches as small as one pint, you'll enjoy this fun and delicious way to preserve and eat your vegetables.
Preserving Made Easy is the perfect book for today's busy cooks who still want to prepare and enjoy the homemade goodness of fresh fruits and vegetables. These recipes were selected for their delicious taste and because they are easy to prepare.
Thoroughly tested and perfected, each recipe offers something special--a new twist on an old favorite, a new way to mix and match flavors and tips to make the whole process easier and more fun.
The authors offer delectable recipes for jams, jellies, conserves, pickles, relishes, chutneys, salsas, mustards, marinades, flavored oils and more. Everything you need to delight family and friends is here. Using this book will ensure that your family has only the best and freshest ingredients carefully prepared for their needs.
Preserving Made Easy is ideal for first-time users who will benefit from the step-by-step introductions, and for experienced cooks who are just looking for that extra twist that will make the batch memorable.
In Liana Krissoff's breakout success, Canning for a New Generation, home cooks were introduced to a hip, modern guide to canning, chock-full of approachable, time-tested, and accurate recipes, as well as intriguing new flavor pairings. In this Updated and Expanded Edition, Krissoff includes 50 new recipes for food preservation in addition to her favorites, including:
- Brandied Cherries
- Peach Salsa
- Strawberry Jam
- Honeyed Bread and Butter Pickles
Organized by season, Krissoff's recipes illustrate fresh ways to preserve the harvest throughout the year, employing techniques like water-bath canning that are safe and easy to follow. The recipes are all created with small-batch yields in mind, which will appeal to beginner canners and expert homesteaders alike. Krissoff addresses special diet concerns with recipes for low-sugar or sugar-free preserves, as well as methods for canning jams and preserves without pectin. In addition to canning recipes, there are old-style fermenting recipes, new freezing techniques, and recipes on how to use your canned goods to make delicious meals once you've put them up.
With 250 tried and tested recipes, Canning for a New Generation: Updated and Expanded Edition is a must-own, essential reference guide for casual canners, modern home preservers, and traditional food preservationists.
From the experts, the new bible in home preserving.
Ball Home Canning Products are the gold standard in home preserving supplies, the trademark jars on display in stores every summer from coast to coast. Now the experts at Ball have written a book destined to become the "bible" of home preserving.
As nutrition and food quality has become more important, home canning and preserving has increased in popularity for the benefits it offers:
- Cooks gain control of the ingredients, including organic fruits and vegetables
- Preserving foods at their freshest point locks in nutrition
- The final product is free of chemical additives and preservatives
- Store-bought brands cannot match the wonderful flavor of homemade
- Only a few hours are needed to put up a batch of jam or relish
- Home preserves make a great personal gift any time of year
These 400 innovative and enticing recipes include everything from salsas and savory sauces to pickling, chutneys, relishes and of course, jams, jellies, and fruit spreads, such as:
- Mango-Raspberry Jam, Damson Plum Jam
- Crab Apple Jelly, Green Pepper Jelly
- Spiced Red Cabbage, Pickled Asparagus
- Roasted Red Pepper Spread, Tomatillo Salsa
- Brandied Apple Rings, Apricot-Date Chutney
The book includes comprehensive directions on safe canning and preserving methods plus lists of required equipment and utensils. Specific instructions for first-timers and handy tips for the experienced make the Ball Complete Book of Home Preserving a valuable addition to any kitchen library.
Whether you're looking for tried-and-true recipes, or instructions for safely using your pressure canner, you've come to the right place Modern Pressure Canning is a one-stop resource for safely and deliciously preserving your vegetables, fruit, meat, and more.
Author Amelia Jeanroy (The Farming Wife) provides a comprehensive explanation of the equipment you'll need, and how to implement it.
Recipes are organized by topic, so finding just what you want is a breeze whether it's fruit pie filling or a soup stock. Try out a classic like dilly beans, tomato sauce, creamed corn, applesauce, or turkey soup Want to get creative? Try canning pumpkin bites, rhubarb sauce, or green tomato chutney.
With full-color photography throughout, pressure canning never looked so good.