Recommended British Books about Bottling, Jam making, Food Drying and Preserving

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Preserving Books for the UK

The Basic Basics Jams, Preserves and Chutneys (Paperback)

by Marguerite Patten (Author)
4.9 out of 5 stars 
Amazon.co.uk's description: Marguerite Patten, doyenne of British cookery, shares her wealth of knowledge and her tried and tested recipes for jams, marmalades, jellies, curds, pickles, relishes, chutneys and ketchups. Home preserving is Marguerite's most natural culinary territory and she starts by explaining the equipment and the basic techniques, as well as what to do if things go wrong. She covers not only family favourites such as picalilli, ginger marmalade and rose petal jam but also more unusual classics from around the world, such as quince cheese and hot pepper jelly.
How to Store Your Garden Produce: The Key to Self-Sufficiency (Paperback)

How to Store Your Garden Produce: The Key to Self-sufficiency (Paperback)

by Piers Warren (Author)
5.0 out of 5 stars -

10 customer reviews)

How to Store Your Garden Produce: The Key to Self-Sufficiency has been completely revised and is the modern guide to storing and preserving your garden produce, enabling you to eat home-grown goodness all year round. The easy-to-use reference section provides applicable storage and preservation techniques for the majority of plant produce grown commonly in home gardens. Why is storing your garden produce the key to self-sufficiency? Because with less than an acre of garden you can grow enough produce to feed a family of four for a year. But without proper storage, most of it will go to waste since much of the produce ripens simultaneously in the summer. Learn simple and enjoyable techniques for storing your produce and embrace the wonderful world of self-sufficiency. In the A-Z list of produce, each entry includes recommended varieties, suggested methods of storage, and a number of recipes. Everything from how to make your own cider and pickled gherkins to how to string onions and dry your own apple rings. You will know where your food has come from, you will save money, there will be no packaging, and you'll be eating tasty local food while feeling very good about it!

 

Gardening Books

The Allotment Book (Paperback)

by A. M. Clevely (Author)
4.6 out of 5 stars 

Vegetable Growing Month-by-month: The Down-to-earth Guide That Takes You Through the Vegetable Year (Paperback)

by John Harrison (Author)
4.4 out of 5 stars 

American Canning books

Canning & Preserving for Dummies
by Karen Ward
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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Pressure Cookers for Dummies

Here's another good book, if you have a pressure cooker or pressure canner. Pressure Cookers For Dummies gives you the lowdown on the different types of pressure cookers that exist. It also has special features of pressure cookers -- including new safety valves -- to make sure you get the modern pressure cooker best equipped to suit your needs. It includes 80 delicious recipes for quick dishes such as, soups, chilis, and stews; roasts and poultry; rice dishes; beans; vegetables; and desserts, jams, and compotes. Pressure Cookers For Dummies offers tips on adapting your favorite recipes plus several comparison recipes -- made the traditional way. Every recipe Includes preparation times, cooking times, and nutrition information.

Putting Food By

(Paperback) (19 reviews)

by Janet Greene (Author), Ruth Hertzberg (Author), Beatrice Vaughan (Author) "To "put by" is an old, deep-country way of saving to "save something you don't use now, against the time when you'll need it..." The fourth edition of this classic guide to freezing, canning, and preserving food includes new information on freezing for the microwave, making Christmas presents, canning convenience food, and kitchen equipment. Reprint.

"Preserving Summer's Bounty - Take a look at this book (at right).  It's by Rodale Press (remember Organic Gardening magazine and Prevention Magazine?).  "Preserving Summer's Bounty takes a giant step ahead in preserving advice. This up-to-the-minute guide pays tribute to your grandmother's techniques for 'putting up' vegetables, but what I like best are the quick and easy modern methods using the microwave, the freezer and more. These fast answers should lure even the busiest among us into storing the precious harvest of the garden."--Marian Morash, Author of The Victory Garden Cookbook

"Preserving Summer's Bounty is a treasure trove of sage advice and enticing recipes. It's a delightful book that will let you enjoy your garden's harvest all year long."--Carol Hupping, Editor of
Stocking Up III
"Stocking Up", Third edition, again from the Rodale Press, is a revised edition of the comprehensive book on how to preserve almost anything.  From jams, to freezing, drying, making fruit leathers, it's ALL in here; and pretty easy, too. Great if you want to preserve your own organic foods naturally.  Click at left form more information (no obligation to buy!) 

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The Ball Blue Book of Preserving

This is THE book on canning AND freezing!  My grandmother used this book when I was a child.  It tells you in simple instructions how to can almost anything; complete with recipes for jam, jellies, pickles, sauces, canning vegetables, meats, etc.  If it can be canned, this book likely tells you how! Click on the link below for more information and / or to buy (no obligation to buy)

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Joy of Cooking: All About Canning & Preserving

 

* Easy-to-follow recipes adhere to USDA guidelines for canned fruits and vegetables, jams and preserves

* Everything you need to know to capture the intense flavors of fruits and vegetables from the garden or farm stand, or to make beautiful gifts of jewel-colored jams and jellies

* Timesaving techniques from microwave oven jams to quick pickles, classic recipes such as Strawberry Jam and Canned Tomatoes as well as exciting new recipes including Christmas Conserves and Four Citrus Marmalade .


 

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More than 75 recipes -- presented for the first time ever -- with the clear, comprehensive instructions you've come to expect from the Joy of Cooking

 

Complete Guide to Home Canning and Preserving

by United States Dept. of Agriculture - These guys ARE the authority on processing times for safety!

Practical, easy-to-follow guide contains virtually everything consumers need to know about home canning: how to select, prepare, and can fruits, vegetables, poultry, red meats and seafoods; how to preserve fruit spreads, fermented foods and pickled vegetables; how to prepare foods for special diets, and much more. Also includes scores of simply written recipes that even beginners can handle (smoked fish, turkey-tamale pie, chicken croquettes, more. It's the second book to get, after the Ball Guide. Click on the link below for more information and / or to buy (no obligation to buy)

The Kerr Home Canning book

The Kerr book is another long time favorite!  Most people grew up with either the Ball Blue Book or the Kerr Home Canning Book on their mother's cookbook shelf! There are two versions of the book - check out both to see which is currently available. Click on the link at left to see more information and how to order it through Amazon.com for the best price!

The Jamlady Cookbook

(Review from Cheftalk.com / Publishers Weekly)
Alfeld's enthusiasm for "putting up" nature's bounty and her background in organic farming, teaching, science and cooking make her the perfect instructor in this book on canning. She assures readers that creating homemade jams, jellies, butters, chutneys and relishes can be safe, satisfying and, of course, delicious. Although hers is not exactly a book for beginners, an early chapter dealing with processing methods and general troubleshooting, and a later one on pH measurements (essential for safety) are indeed thorough. In between are several hundred recipes, incorporating a diverse assortment of fruits and vegetables, all of which have been tested on Jamlady's admiring customers at Chicago's farmers markets. Novices will enjoy making Classic Pineapple Jam, which uses canned fruit; and speedy Microwaved Orange Marmalade. However, Jamlady's heart is in the more complex concoctions, such as Marnier Strawberry-Peach Jam, Tomato-Basil Jelly (nice on hamburgers), Nectarine -Almond Conserve and Pear Honey. Alfeld (who refers to herself as Jamlady) stocks each chapter with how-tos, ingredient information, sources, history, chemistry, philosophy, family stories and humor. Color illus. (Aug.) Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.

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