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Putting Up: A Seasonal Guide to Canning in the Southern Tradition

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Overview

Try these recipe favorites:

Artichoke Relish

Pickled Asparagus

Green Tomato Soup

Dilled String Beans

Peach Chutney

Garlic Pepper Jelly

Blueberry Marmalade

Okra Pickles

Ginger Pear Preserves

Pumpkin Chips

Mint Jelly

and more!

Bring home great taste and the best of comfort food with home canning!

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Editorial Reviews

Los Angeles Daily News
"Dowdney runs through the techniques, equipment and supplies needed, step-by-step preparations, hot packing, water bathing and much more in this colorful volume. Many of the recipes -- among them Peach Chutney, Strawberry-Orange Marmalade, Bread and Butter Pickles, Pear Relish and Very Berry Preserves -- look and sound delicious, too."
Charleston Magazine
"Dowdney has provided an invaluable manual for the novice and a treasure-trove of new knowledge for even the most experienced home canner."
Sacramento Bee
"Granted, home canning is a lot of work, but it is also a satisfying way to preserve your home-grown produce to use later in the year when the garden is fallow. The author of "Putting Up" explains how to successfully do just that with 65 recipes that range from tomato sauce to jelly. It's a great reference book that takes all of the fear out of home canning."
Southern Living
"Steve shares his expertise in home canning with a new step-by-step guide."
The Splendid Table
"A gem of a book titled Putting Up: A Year-Round Guide to Canning in the Southern Tradition by Stephen Palmer Dowdney is my choice of this summer's must-have volume. At least it is a must-have for all of us tempted by canning and preserving but smart enough to know that without solid science behind what we're doing, things can get dangerous. Dowdney's recipes are good, but what takes this book to the head of the class is the solid, logical science and technique information. He puts us in control, rather than left to just follow a vague recipe hoping all will be well. This is the reference book you want for any preserving you take on."
Tampa Tribune
"Dowdney re-examines the pastime by explaining the materials and methods used in canning, offers recipes for such seasonal fare as artichoke chow-chow and garlic pickles, and offers resources for keeping the family tradition alive."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781423602804
  • Publisher: Smith, Gibbs Publisher
  • Publication date: 6/2/2008
  • Pages: 176
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 9.70 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Steve Dowdney is the author of Putting Up: A Year-Round guide to Canning in the Southern Tradition. He owned and operated the premier South Carolina "small batch" cannery, Rockland Plantation Product. He lives in Charleston, South Carolina.

Cypress is beautifully illustrated through the rich photography of Rick McKee. Rick also collaborated on Magnolias (Gibbs Smith, Publisher, 2006). A
frequent contributor to national magazines, Rick works out of his studio in historic Charleston,
South Carolina.

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Read an Excerpt

IT WAS THE FALL of '06 and I was busy. There was a crowd of locals and tourists encircling our booth at the Charleston Farmers Market, all vying for my attention. This Saturday ritual repeats itself weekly, until the rural fields surrounding the old city go fallow with winter's chill. Off to my right, two men beckoned. I held up my index finger, as if to say "I'll answer your question shortly." Busy making suggestions, taking money, and bagging products, I answered the usual hum of questions. The press of the crowd continued. Finally, the patient men's time came.
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Table of Contents

9 Acknowledgments

11 Introduction

15 PART ONE: CANNING

53 PART TWO: THE RECIPES

55 JANUARY
Lowcountry Pluff Mud

61 FEBRUARY
Pickled Garlic, Hot Pickled Garlic, or Fiery Pickled Garlic
Artichoke Pickles
Artichoke Relish
Artichoke Chow-Chow

71 MARCH
Strawberry Preserves
Pickled Asparagus

77 APRIL
Strawberry-Orange Marmalade
Pickled Beets

81 MAY
Uncle Patty's Garlic Pickles
Green Tomato Chow-Chow
Bread and Butter Pickles
Hot Chow-Chow
Green Tomato Pickle
Very Berry Preserves

91 JUNE
Green Tomato Relish
Green Tomato Chutney
Green Tomato Soup
Southern Tomato Sauce
Tomato Salsa
Gazpacho
Red Tomato Chutney
Tomato Ketchup
Red Tomato Relish
Pickled Shrimp
Seafood Cocktail Sauce
Charleston Creole Sauce
Charleston Gumbo
Dilled String Beans
Blackberry Preserves

117 JULY
Peach Mint Preserves
Peach Preserves
Peach Salsa
Peach Chutney
Garden Vegetable Soup
Pepper Relish or Hot Pepper Relish
Fruit Chutney
Hot Pepper Jelly
Garlic Pepper Jelly
Blueberry Preserves
Blueberry Marmalade

135 AUGUST
Colonial Charleston Chutney
Whole Fig Preserves and Jam
Okra Pickles
There's Hot and Then There's Hot Sauce
Pickled Peaches
Peach Leather
Watermelon Rind Pickles

147 SEPTEMBER
Pear Chutney
Pear Relish
Ginger Pear Preserves
Corn Liquor BBQ Sauce

155 OCTOBER
Pumpkin Chips
Sweet Potato Butter

159 NOVEMBER
Cranberry Chutney
Mint Jelly

163 DECEMBER
Christmas Morning Marmalade
Christmas Pepper Jelly
Field Pea Relish

169 PART THREE: AFTERTHOUGHTS

172 RESOURCES

173 INDEX

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