This is not just a canning book but a book on how to process food and store the food.
�Does it pay to save summer foods� vegetables and fruits�for winter?
Does it really pay to do it�or has all the recent agitation for the canning and drying of vegetables and fruits been merely a global recession measure made necessary by the unusual conditions which exist throughout the world ?
Inasmuch as you can save food, even though it be but a single pound, you have contributed directly to the well-being of one of the starving fellow-citizens of the world!
Saving food for winter pays because it prevents waste. The surplus from the home garden, or the cheap products of a glutted summer market, may be kept for the time when vegetable food is scarce and high in price.�F.F. ROCKWELL
CONTENTS OF THIS BOOK:
WHY YOU SHOULD KEEP IT FOR WINTER
WHY FOOD "SPOILS" AND HOW TO "KEEP" IT
PICKLING AND PRESERVING
WHAT CAN BE SAVED
GETTING THE RAW MATERIALS RIGHT
VEGETABLES AND FRUITS THAT CAN BE SAVED AND HOW TO GET THEM IN THE BEST CONDITION
HOW PRODUCTS ARE PRESERVED BY CANNING
THE THEORY OF "CANNING"
NEW METHODS IN VEGETABLE CANNING
THE COLD-PACK METHOD OF CANNING
EXPLANATION OF TERMS USED
Preparing: Getting the product ready for canning.
Dipping or Cold-dipping:
THE OPERATIONS IN CANNING
DIRECTIONS FOR CANNING VEGETABLES
DIRECTIONS FOR SPECIAL VARIETIES OF FRUIT
Soft Fruits and Berries.
DIRECTIONS FOR MAKING SYRUP
TIME TABLE FOR VEGETABLE AND FRUIT CANNING
DIRECTIONS FOE MAKING BRINE
DRYING AND DEHYDRATING
THE VARIOUS METHODS OF DRYING AND EXPLANATION OF TERMS USED
Cutting and Shredding:
Drying in the Sun:
A home-made frame drier with glass top.
Evaporation by Heat:
A home-made stovo drier with removable wire tray or rack.
Dehydrating by Air-current:
A convenient type of small stove drier.
THE PROCESS OF DRYING
A small open pan evaporatorof the double-boiler type.
A self-contained evaporator of larger capacity for use out of-doors.
INSTRUCTIONS FOR DIFFERENT VEGETABLES AND FRUITS
PICKLES, PRESERVES AND JELLIES
WHY PICKLES, PRESERVES OR JELLIES "KEEP"
WHEN TO GET AND USE PRODUCTS MEANT FOR PICKLING, PRESERVING OR JELLIES
Damson Plum Preserves:
Preserved Strawberries.�First Method:
Preserved Strawberries.�Second Method:
THE ESSENTIALS OF SUCCESSFUL STORAGE
PROVIDING SUITABLE QUARTERS
A well-arranged storage cellar.
The Outdoor Cellar:
The Temporary Pit:
DIRECTIONS FOR STORING VEGETABLES AND FRUITS
FRUITS IN STORAGE
EQUIPMENT AND ACCESSORIES
FOR CANNING AND FOR PICKLES AND PRESERVES
SPECIAL EQUIPMENT FOR DRYING
EQUIPMENT FOR STORING
COMMUNITY CANNERS . FOR COMMUNITY GARDENS
A LOOK AHEAD: LESS FRUIT TO BE WASTED IN THE FUTURE
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This book gave great information on canning techniques and seed gathering. I also enjoyed the chapter on herbs. I'll be using them more in my cooking.