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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Preserving Food

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  • Posted March 30, 2010

    An Essential Beginners Book

    This is the book to start with if you're curious about how to preserve your own food and save money. It's basic and thorough and walks you through every step so you don't make mistakes. I was leery about pressure canning until I did the walk through the author gives. Now I see how easy it is and it's nothing to avoid.

    The first reviewer said the book's basic! Of course it is! That's what an Idiot's Guide is. It's not meant to be a cook book. This is the best place to get started.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 30, 2010

    Complete Idiot's Guide to Preserving Food Works For Me!

    To all the "Idiots" like me that would say, "Gee, I should try going back to creating food that is not in plastic" and then just keep putting off the doing part, there is hope. The PRESERVING FOOD book works. First, as a visual person, I flipped through the book checking out the photos and discovered the fun cartoons, then noticed the rectangle boxes. My first detailed reading was about "Safety Check", then "Preserving Pointers", "Definition" and "In Other Words." Once I started reading the rest of the book, I discovered the author, Karen Brees, made this information interesting too. Her use of the bold printed subtitles also got my curiosity to continue reading. Examples, Waste Not, Want Not, Personal Satisfaction, The Least You Need to Know,Preserved Foods and Earthquakes.

    This is a book that has many surprises. As I was looking through the book to type this note, I discovered a raisin cake recipe. Guess what I will be making soon. Enjoy!Would recommend this book for a bride-to-be gift, adult parent gift, gift to those who have gardens, gift to anyone going green, starting to enjoy cooking, loves to cook,or not sure if they love to cook.

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