Ball Complete Book of Home Preserving: 400 Delicious and Creative Recipes for Today

Ball Complete Book of Home Preserving: 400 Delicious and Creative Recipes for Today

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by Judi Kingry
     
 

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From the experts, the bible in home preserving in a new format! All-new concealed wire-o hardcover with easy lay flat binding.
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From the experts, the bible in home preserving in a new format! All-new concealed wire-o hardcover with easy lay flat binding.

Editorial Reviews

Contra Costa Times
A bible for those of us who consider canning a way of life... clearly written and easy to follow.
— Julie Turjoman
Los Angeles Times
Many terrific new recipes... its breezy, fast-paced jump-in-and-do-it approach makes the techniques of home canning immediately accessible.
— Susan LaaTempa
Daily News (New York)
Offers a variety of tempting options for those who wish to preserve summer's bounty.
— Rosemary Buck
Blade
A standard resource.... Information [matches] the USDA guidelines.
— Kathie Smith
Edmonton Journal
This guide has everything you ever wanted to know about putting things in jars.
— Liane Faulder
News Observer (Raleigh NC)
This is the ultimate go-to guide for the canning beginner.
— Andrea Weigl
Indianapolis Star
The problem...is that the book, which includes 400 recipes, presents so many appealing options.
— Jolene Ketzenberger
New Horizons
The art, science, and secrets for successful home canning plus more than 400 recipes with variations, tips, techniques, and charts.
— Lois Friedman
Tha Pantagraph (Bloomington IL)
The season's bounty of fruit and vegetables can be enjoyed year-round with the help of 'this book'.
— Renee Enna
Chicago Tribune
More than 400 recipes, as well as guidelines for rookies and tips for pros.
— Renee Enna
Detroit Metro Times
Will answer all of your questions and many you don't yet know to ask... Homemade is just plain better.
Contra Costa Times - Julie Turjoman
[Review of paperback edition:] A bible for those of us who consider canning a way of life... clearly written and easy to follow... creative recipes... encouraging, concise text. With its extensive sections on technique, special equipment, the science of preserving and problem solving, the beginning preserve maker as well as the expert will find recipes to love.
New Horizons - Lois Friedman
[Review of paperback edition:] The art, science, and secrets for successful home canning plus more than 400 recipes with variations, tips, techniques, and charts.
Chicago Tribune - Renee Enna
[Review of paperback edition:] More than 400 recipes, as well as guidelines for rookies and tips for pros.
Los Angeles Times - Susan LaaTempa
[Review of paperback edition:] A must-have for home canning veterans for its many terrific new recipes... great for novices too because its breezy, fast-paced jump-in-and-do-it approach makes the techniques of home canning immediately accessible.
Daily News (New York) - Rosemary Buck
[Review of paperback edition:] Offers a variety of tempting options for those who wish to preserve summer's bounty. One versatile recipe is the tomato and olive antipasto, which is a wonderful way to use up tomatoes.
Blade - Kathie Smith
[Review of paperback edition:] A standard resource.... Information [matches] the USDA guidelines.
Edmonton Journal - Liane Faulder
[Review of paperback edition:] This guide has everything you ever wanted to know about putting things in jars.
News Observer (Raleigh NC) - Andrea Weigl
[Review of paperback edition:] This is the ultimate go-to guide for the canning beginner. It is the book to which I defer on canning questions and techniques.
Indianapolis Star - Jolene Ketzenberger
[Review of paperback edition:] The problem...is that the book, which includes 400 recipes, presents so many appealing options.
The Midwest Book Review
[Review of paperback edition:] This book packs in user-friendly recipes for novices and experienced canners ... If there's only one book to obtain on the topic, ... [this is] the item of choice.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780778801313
Publisher:
Rose, Robert Incorporated
Publication date:
07/19/2009
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
448
Sales rank:
35,894
Product dimensions:
9.78(w) x 7.18(h) x 1.19(d)

Meet the Author

Judi Kingry and Lauren Devine have between them 20 years of experience in the preserving industry. They are both employed by Jarden Home Brands.

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Preserving the Good Things of Life Because You Can!.

Home canning puts the pleasure of eating natural, delicious produce at your fingertips year-round. Preserving food in mason jars might sound old-fashioned, but it is as modern and practical as the latest health food trend or gourmet creation—and it's really quite simple! Home canners enjoy the rewards of numerous homemade meals and snacks, created from just one preserving session. When you preserve food at home, you create products that save you time in day-to-day food preparation, a real blessing given today's hectic lifestyles. Individual home-preserved jars can be opened and served as is, or used to simplify on-the-spot meal and snack preparation.

A Simple Step Beyond Cooking

Like baking, preserving food is a simple step beyond recipe preparation. For home canning, this step is called "heat processing." It is neither difficult nor time-consuming. In fact, the most popular home-preserved foods require less time than baking a cake or a casserole. Unlike baking, the results of home canning sessions do not require space in your refrigerator or freezer. Properly home-canned foods can be stored in your cupboard for up to a year.

During heat processing, mason jars filled with food and fitted with two-piece metal closures are heated, destroying harmful microorganisms that cause food spoilage and creating an airtight seal that prevents contamination during storage. Precise processing techniques, times and temperatures are determined by the acidity of the food being preserved. A full description of the process of home canning, with step-by-step instructions and all the details you needto know to preserve food safely, can be found in The Art and Science of Home Food Preservation, beginning on page 409.

If you're eager to jump right in, the Getting Started chapter (pages 8-18) gives detailed instructions on preparing five versatile home-canned foods: strawberry jam, mint jelly, salsa, corn relish and dill pickles. If you prefer to know all the details before you begin a project, take some time to peruse The Art and Science of Home Food Preservation, and especially the section called Boiling-Water Heat Processing, Step by Step (page 415), before you begin one of the Getting Started recipes.

Happy canning!

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