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Home Preserving and Bottling Books

Recommended Books about Canning, 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)
Basics Basics is a very popular home preserving book in the UK

The The New Complete Book of Self-Sufficiency: The Classic Guide for Realists and Dreamers

by John Seymour and Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall  2019

Phenomenally popular home preserving book. The New Complete Book of Self-Sufficiency is a step-by-step guide to self-sufficiency.


The Ball Complete Book of Home Preserving: 400 Delicious and Creative Recipes for Today Paperback - Illustrated, 1 April 2006

The  Ball Complete Book of Home Preserving is a global favorite, used all over the world, for generations. It includes all the standard preserving plus  low sugar and fermentation. There are about 400 recipes for salsas, savory sauces, pickles, chutneys, relishes, jams, jellies, and fruit spreads.

Weck Home Preserving: Made-From-Scratch Recipes for Water-Bath Canning, Fermenting, Pickling, and More Hardcover

by Stephanie Thurow 18 Aug. 2020

If you have the Weck system of jars, this is the book for you!

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

by John Thompson

Grow your own veg! At the prices in the the grocery store, this is the best method, and easy.


More Canning (Bottling) books

The Complete Guide to Pressure Canning: Everything You Need to Know to Can Meats, Vegetables, Meals in a Jar, and More Paperback – 24 July 2018
by Diane Devereaux

Here's another good book, if you have a pressure cooker or pressure canner.




Home Canning Kits

This is the same type of  standard canner that my grandmother used to make everything from applesauce to jams and jellies to tomato and spaghetti sauce.


Barton 20 Quart Water Bath Canner Temperature Indicator Include 7pcs Canning Jar (16oz) with Rack, Stainless Steel

If you want only the canner, it comes with the rack, click at left for more information!


Canning Supplies Starter Kit

This 23pcs Home Canning Tool Set has a Preserving Funnel Set for Canning Pot with 8pcs Measuring Tools, Label and Chalk for Food, Fruit and Pickle, everything you need other than the jars and lids, and the canner (pot) above