In the new economic climate, many people will return to simpler, more affordable home cooking; it’s a trend that has come around again and again. Home canning and preserving is a time-honoured practice that many people will be trying for the first time in the months to come, preserving both for the pleasure of it, and for its inherent economy. With the plethora of farmers’ markets, too, home cooks will have a bonanza of produce to buy inexpensively, and they will want to know precisely what to do with it. Pat Crocker’s Preserving: A Resource Cookbook for Home Canning and Freezing has all the information anyone needs to get started, and to keep going!
This cookbook is practical, focusing on simple but effective concepts. It will follow the seasons, providing easy-to-follow, accurate and thorough information on preserving everything from asparagus to winter squashes. Canning, jamming and freezing techniques will be covered, from the most basic hot-packed fruit recipes to gorgeous, internationally flavoured chutneys and relishes. Providing both safe and detailed instructions, as well as step-by-step photography and over 200 recipes, this cookbook will be the new home-preserving bible.