Mary Bell's Complete Dehydrator Cookbook

Mary Bell's Complete Dehydrator Cookbook

by Mary Bell, Evie Righter
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Mary Bell's Complete Dehydrator Cookbook by Mary Bell, Evie Righter

Far from being a fad, food dyhydrating is one of the most ancient, effective, and nutritous ways of preserving food. Now, at last, there is a book that teaches absolutely everything there is to know about using an electric food dyhydrator to dry foods at home — and gives more than 100 foolproof recipes for scrumptious snacks and meals made from dried foods.

With this extraordinary book, you can learn how to cross junk food and expensive store-bought snacks off your family's shopping list — and add to your cupboard homemade, preservative-free fruit leathers, candied apricots, beef (and fish) jerkies, "sun" dried tomotoes, corn chips, banana chips, and so much more!

Mary Bell gives specific techniques and instructions for preparing every kind of fruit (from apples to watermelon) and vegetable (from asparagus to zucchini). She also provides important shopping tips for buying an electric food dehydrator. The recipes for cooked meals (including mushroom soup, sloppy joes, pesto, and moist banana bread) will make this book a kitchen classic. And recipes for lightweight, filling trail snacks mean that the book will travel, too.

Additional chapters explain to how make herb seasonings, granolas, celery powder, cosmetics, dried fruit sugars, potpourri — and even pet treats!

Food drying is an excellent way for gardeners to preserve their produce. It is a great way to make healthful snacks for the kids. It's perfect for the new wave of thrifty consumers who can't bear to spend dollars at health food stores for treats they cold make for pennies themselves. And food drying doesn't use chemicals or preservatives—so it's great for you and for the planet, too!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780688130244
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 05/28/1994
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 310,649
Product dimensions: 6.12(w) x 9.25(h) x 1.01(d)

About the Author

Mary Bell has spent more than twenty years traveling around the country demonstrating food dehydrators and food drying techniques. When not on the road, she divides her time between Madison, Wisconsin, and Lanesboro, Minnesota, where she and her husband work at the Forest Resource Center, an environmental education facility. She is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin and holds a master's degree from Saint Mary's College.

An editor at Gourmet Magazine for over 10 years, Evie Righter wrote the text to Gourmet's Menus for Contemporary Living. She has worked on books by many of the greatest talents in the world of food, including Alice Waters, Ann Willan, Michél Guéard, and Wolfgang Puck.

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Mary Bell's Complete Dehydrator Cookbook 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Deemy More than 1 year ago
This book is not only in my cookbook section I also recommend it to others when I give out samples of the dehydrated food I give out. I also bought it as gifts to family members. While there is alot of recipes I wish there was even more of them! This is the dehydrator book to get and keep.
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602jewels More than 1 year ago
The book was nothing like I expected. Had I had checked the date it was published I probably would have passed. All cookbooks should have pictures - but that is my personal taste. There is some helpful information in the first few chapters with techniques for dehydrating specific foods. I lost interest by the time I got to the recipes and have yet to try one.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Abd you sgiyldnt either hahahahahaahhha yoy get it rite
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really don't know, I gave the book as a gift. The recipient really likes it though.