The Preserving Answer Book isn’t just for home canners and preservers. It contains helpful information for anyone who buys fresh food and wants to store it in a way that keeps it fresh and wholesome for as long as possible. I learned many new-to-me techniques that will help me make my fresh food last longer.
I’ve been canning and dehydrating food for long-term storage for a couple of decades now. I depend on the standard canning books for their classic recipes, but they’re lacking in advice beyond canning. This would be a good companion book to have on hand.
Foodies like me might read it start to finish as if it were a novel, but novices could feel overwhelmed by the flood of advice which seems to spill out in no particular order. In fact, it reminds me a lot of how I learned to preserve food through conversations and anecdotes told to me by family members.
I hope this book is made available for sale in electronic formats. If you’ve just bought a bushel of apples, you could search on the word ‘apples’ and glean all sorts of advice from all over the book, for example. A paper version of this book will still be helpful, but you’ll be madly thumbing through the pages to find what you need to know.