Canning, freezing, and pickling might seem intimidating. But think of these experiences as ways to strengthen your relationship with food by eating more healthfully, enhancing your nutritional intake, eating organically, saving money, and minimizing contamination illnesses. Plus, just imagine giving someone a Mason jar with strawberry jam and being able to say “I made this.” With this step-by-step preservation guide, you can impress family and friends for years to come with your homemade goodies.
This revision includes: • More than 50 recipes to preserve fruits, vegetables, meats, dairy products, and more • Techniques for canning, freezing, pickling, fermenting, and other preservation methods • Techniques for dehydrating, salting, and smoking foods • Information on food safety and the best preservation methods for specific foods • Expert tips from Dr. Karen K. Brees on how to get the most from your preserving experience
Whether this is your first time trying food preservation or you’re an expert looking for some new recipes to try, Preserving Foods is the book for you!
About the Author
Dr. Karen K. Brees is the award-winning author of The Esposito Caper and Headwind: The Intrepid Adventures of OSS Agent Katrin Nissen. She’s also written The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Preserving Food and is the co-author of six additional titles in the health and general interest fields. She lives near Seattle, where she’s at work on the next Katrin Nissen novel, Crosswind, to be released in December 2022 by Black Rose.