Thursday, June 10, 2010

Food Preservation

The Complete Guide to Food Preservation: Step-by-Step Instructions on How to Freeze, Dry, Can, and Preserve Food:

June is National Fresh Fruits and Vegetables Month, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that we “celebrate by eating a colorful variety of fruits and vegetables all month long!” But what do we do when our gardens give us more delicious tomatoes and blueberries than we can possibly devour? At Atlantic Publishing, we have a book for that.

The Complete Guide to Food Preservation: Step-by-Step Instructions on How to Freeze, Dry, Can, and Preserve Food will show you how to prevent food from spoiling with a crop-by-crop guide to harvesting and storing different types of produce. Seeing as almost half of the food in the United States goes to waste, according to a study by the University of Arizona, preserving food is a cost-effective way to secure future nourishment for your family while preventing food-borne illnesses.

The science behind freezing, drying, and canning are explained in this comprehensive guide, as well as step-by-step instructions for each process. Freezing alone can extend the lifespan of many common refrigerated foods by up to 600 percent, according to the Freezing and Refrigerated Foods Association, which is an easy option anyone can take advantage of — if it is done properly. Learn how freezing is affected by the acidity of food, how long different foods can be stored, how blanching works, and other preparation techniques.

The Complete Guide to Food Preservation will also teach you the proper canning temperatures, necessary headspace, and appropriate processing times for each type of food. Discover the signs of spoiled or improperly canned foods. Explore how to dry produce, meats, and nuts, and learn about salting and smoking meats and fish. Let the experts in food preservation and storage teach you how to dry food, make jerky, create jellies and jams, pickle fruits and vegetables, juice produce after storing, and even set up a simple root cellar for long-term storage.

Don’t watch the fruits of your labor turn to mush. When you simply can’t bake another strawberry pie or peach cobbler, learn how to preserve your fresh produce in simple ways that will allow you to enjoy that abundant spring harvest all year long.

Author: Angela Williams Duea
Publisher: Atlantic Publishing Group, Inc.
1405 SW 6th Ave.
Ocala, FL 34471
ISBN-13: 978-1601383426
Pages: 288
Retail Price: $24.95

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