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Stocking Up: How to Preserve the Foods You Grow, Naturally (Deluxe Edition)
Deluxe Edition, Revised and Expanded. Includes over 100 b&w illustrations (drawings and photographs). A modern classic on the techniques of home food preservation -- canning, freezing, and drying. This expanded and revised edition contains new material on making jams and jellies with honey; drying fruits, vegetables meats, and fish; and for homemade pickles and relishe ...more
Hardcover, 532 pages
Published by Rodale Press
(first published August 1st 1958)
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This is a hefty volume at almost two inches thick, and covers just about every food preservation topic: choosing fruits and vegetables based on their keeping qualities, freezing, canning, drying, root cellaring, pickling, canning, juicing; making butter, cheese, yogurt, and ice cream; dressing, freezing, canning, curing, and smoking meats and fish; harvesting and using nuts, seeds, grains, and making sprouts. And every chapter has recipes. The editor explains in the introduction that they wrote ...more
Nov 06, 2010 Catie rated it really liked it · review of another edition
I picked this up at one of those dollar-a-bag book sales a few years back, and it sat on my shelf until a few weeks ago, when a surfeit of cucumbers and peppers between me and friend led us to try our hand at pickles. The book was more than helpful, and in the process I also discovered it's got loads of information on drying, salting, jams, root cellars, and about any other way you might want your food preserved. The only major drawback is that a lot of the info seems to based mainly on the auth ...more
Sep 15, 2008 Sarah rated it liked it · review of another edition
I'm reading the 1973 ed (from the public library - what a sorry state their collections are in that this is still on the shelf). The chapter on cheesemaking is conversational and hilarious. Sadly all the jam recipes call for honey. I can only assume honey didn't cost then what it costs now.
Feb 07, 2014 Katrina rated it liked it
Recommends it for: To those wanting to preserve the majority of their own food.
Good for alternative recipes using honey instead of sugar. Lots of good drying tips and methods. Good information for those looking to be more self-sufficient.