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The Complete Root Cellar Book: Building Plans, Uses and 100 Recipes

by Steve Maxwell, Jennifer MacKenzie, Len Churchill (Illustrator)
 

There's truly no better or more natural way to store food than in a root cellar. The advantages go beyond increased storage space and simple economy: root cellaring allows you to enjoy richer food experiences and cultivate skills that are both fulfilling and globally responsible. This time-honored tradition is enhanced by today's leading-edge technologies.

Overview

There's truly no better or more natural way to store food than in a root cellar. The advantages go beyond increased storage space and simple economy: root cellaring allows you to enjoy richer food experiences and cultivate skills that are both fulfilling and globally responsible. This time-honored tradition is enhanced by today's leading-edge technologies. Everything you need to know is here, from detailed instructions on building a cellar to advice on how to ensure that the food stored stays wholesome and delicious. In addition, you'll find 100 recipes that incorporate cellared food into both classic and innovative dishes that are sure to satisfy.

Featuring over 30 easy-to-follow illustrated plans for:

cold rooms

stand-alone cellars

outdoor cellaring options

cellar for condos, townhouses and warm climates

storage containers

Editorial Reviews

Canadian Gardening Magazine
...provides everything you need but the lumber.
— Charmian Christie
January Magazine
The root cellar isn't just for grandma anymore.
— Linda L. Richards
The Test Kitchen Inc.
A unique cookbook that includes complete instructions on how to plan and build a root cellar — no matter where you live (condo, townhouse, or even warm climates). Once you've nailed the storage, you'll find delicious recipes to use up your stored bounty.
Canadian Gardening Magazine - Charmian Christie
Whether you grow your own vegetables, buy shares in a local CSA or have a neighbour with an emerald green thumb, preserving the harvest over the winter can be a challenge. If you don't own so much as a single Mason jar, cold storage can be the answer, and The Complete Root Cellar Book: Building Plans, Uses and 100 Recipes by Steve Maxwell and Jennifer MacKenzie provides everything you need but the lumber. Homeowners, townhouse renters and even apartment dwellers can find a plan to suit their living space. And it doesn't end with the final nail. By the time you put down the hammer, you'll know everything you need about root storage, pest control and even have the essentials on keeping your wine collection happy. To ensure you enjoy the fruits (and vegetables) of your labour, MacKenzie, a veteran recipe developer, provides 100 tempting soup, main, dessert and condiment recipes. What makes this book unique: The sheer range of designs and storage ingenuity is impressive. Detailed plans range from a complete do-it-yourself, walk-in root cellar to a less ambitious tune-up of an existing cold room. Got a yard but no basement? Try an old-fashioned root clamp or outdoor cellar pit. For apartment and condo dwellers plans include ways to convert a second refrigerator.
January Magazine - Linda L. Richards
According to authors Steve Maxwell and Jennifer MacKenzie, the root cellar isn't just for grandma anymore. In The Complete Root Cellar Book, they take a complete look not only at root cellaring, but how to plan and build one, how to make it work, how to select the fruits and vegetables you will store there and—finally—how to cook the delicious vegetables you eventually remove... There's even a section called Root Cellars for Condos, Townhouses and Warm Climates... In all ways, The Complete Root Cellar Book is a very good volume. One that covers every aspect of its topic in a thorough and complete way.
According to authors Steve Maxwell and Jennifer MacKenzie, the root cellar isn't just for grandma anymore. In The Complete Root Cellar Book, they take a complete look not only at root cellaring, but how to plan and build one, how to make it work, how to select the fruits and vegetables you will store there and—finally—how to cook the delicious vegetables you eventually remove.... There's even a section called Root Cellars for Condos, Townhouses and Warm Climates... In all ways, The Complete Root Cellar Book is a very good volume. One that covers every aspect of its topic in a thorough and complete way.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780778802433
Publisher:
Rose, Robert Incorporated
Publication date:
04/01/2010
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
344,068
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.80(d)

Meet the Author

Steve Maxwell is a cabinetmaker, builder and award-winning home improvement author. Over the past two decades his articles have frequently appeared across North America.

Jennifer MacKenzie is a professional home economist, author and editor with 15 years' experience in recipe development and testing.

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