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Putting Up: A Year-Round Guide to Canning in the Southern Tradition
In Putting Up, author Steve Dowdney colorfully and descriptively guides readers safely through the home canning process. In his plainspoken narrative, Dowdney explains how to put up crops harvested during each month of the year and includes 65 of the most popular and delicious recipes he produces for his successful canning business. Also included is a resource section that ...more
Paperback, 176 pages
Published June 2nd 2008 by Gibbs Smith
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This book is organized by month, and it is most certainly a southern canning book. Strawberries in March? Tomatoes in May? Not in New England! That aside, I didn't really find anything new or unique in here, so I'll stick with my current canning cookbooks.
Absolutely perfect for me here in the South, as my old timetables of produce and availability have been set askew - it moves seasonally and often covers the fruits and veggies I get through my CSA. Indispensable for canning in the South! Manages to take some of the fear out of avoiding botulism too with some good techniques (I will always remember that the narrators mother (MIL?) in The Stone Diaries was killed by a tainted batch of green beans and it has put the fear of botulism in me).