Now you can get three of the best food preserving books in one volume! “Preserving Meat, Dairy, and Eggs”, “Preserving Fruits, Nuts, and Seeds”, and “Preserving Vegetables, Grains, and Beans” have been compiled to give you over 300 pages of information.
There are a lot of books about food preserving but what sets this book apart is that each food and all the methods for preserving that particular food are described in their own chapters. Turn to the table of contents and find the food you want to preserve, then turn to that page and all the ways you can preserve that particular food are found in that chapter. Or select a method of food preserving that you would like to learn about and find the information you need in that chapter.
The book is divided into two sections. Part one is an explanation of all the preserving methods, how to do them, and what you’ll need: Canning, Dehydrating, Freezing, Salting, Brining, Sugaring, Smoking, Pickling, and Fermenting, as well as some not-as-often heard of ones as Ash, Oil, and Honey for preservation. Part two begins with meat and works it’s way through dairy, eggs, fruit, nuts, seeds, vegetables, grains, and beans. All the methods that work well with each food are explained along with directions for the preparation and processing of that food. There is also information about what doesn’t work and why.
The authors live on opposite ends of the country (North and South) and bring some of their own regional flavor to the books, making this an interesting as well as informative book.