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15.1.2 General Reference Books




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This article is from the Food Preserving FAQ, by Eric Decker ericnospam@getcomputing.com with numerous contributions by others.

15.1.2 General Reference Books

N.B. I've attached a little code to describe the main contents of the
books I have or know about. {c = canning/ f = freezing/ dr = dehydration/ s =
smoking/ p = pickling/ cr = curing/ pt = potting/ d = distilling/ rc = root
cellaring}

Putting Food By (1991). Janet Greene, Ruth Hertzberg, Beatrice Vaughan.
ISBN 0-452-26899-0. If you only can afford one book on this subject, this
is the one to get. {c,f,dr,s,cr,p,rc}

Stocking Up (1990). Carol Hupping. ISBN 0-671-69395. This is the book
compiled by the Rodale Institute. Check for copyright dates, especially if
you are curing meats. Early editions have meat curing protocols and recipes,
the latest edition does not. {c,f,dr,p,rc,d}

The Ball Blue Book: The Guide to Home Canning and Freezing (various).
Ball Corporation. So important, it is its own question in the FAQ. You may
order your copy using the coupon on the top of your next case of Ball jars.
{c,f,p}

Kerr Kitchen Book, Home Canning and Freezing Guide (various). Kerr Glass
Manufacturing Corporation. Can order your copy using the coupon on the top
of your next case of Kerr Jars. {c,f,p}

Bernardin Guide to Home Preserving (various). Bernardin of Canada.
Consumer Services/ Bernardin of Canada Ltd/ 120 The East Mall/ Toronto
Ontario M8Z 5V5. ISBN 0-9694719-0-4. Also can order your copy via the
coupon contained on side of the box of lids, also on top of the next case of
Mason jars. Also printed in French. [Look for both its phone number and Web
site below.--LEB

Complete Guide to Home Canning, Preserving, and Freezing (various). USDA.
Dover Publication ISBN 0-486-27888-3. Tip from Susan Hattie Steinsapir
Another tip for the cheap--The USDA Complete Guide to Home Canning is online.
Look for the address under Internet Sources.

Sunset Home Canning Guide (1993). ISBN 0-376-02433. Now you know I'm
posting west of the Mississippi; this book can be hard to find in the
eastern United States. {c,f,p}

The Beeton Homebooks (various), edited by Irene Hirst. Publisher Ward Lock
and Co. Limited, London, Melbourne and Cape Town. From Ellen Wickberg

 

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