Food Preservation

Food preservation involves preventing the growth of bacteria, fungi (such as yeasts), or other micro-organisms (although some methods work by introducing benign bacteria or fungi to the food), as well as slowing the oxidation of fats that cause rancidity. Food preservation may also include processes that inhibit visual deterioration, such as the enzymatic browning reaction in apples after they are cut during food preparation.

Many processes designed to preserve food will involve a number of food preservation methods. Preserving fruit by turning it into jam, for example, involves boiling (to red

Popular Food Preservation Books

Canning for a New Generation: Bold, Fresh Flavors for the Modern Pantry
Preserving Food without Freezing or Canning: Traditional Techniques Using Salt, Oil, Sugar, Alcohol, Drying, Cold Storage, and Lactic Fermentation
Well-Preserved: Recipes and Techniques for Putting Up Small Batches of Seasonal Foods
Ball Complete Book of Home Preserving
Food in Jars: Preserving in Small Batches Year-Round
The Complete Book of Small-Batch Preserving: Over 300 Delicious Recipes to Use Year-Round
Put 'em Up!: A Comprehensive Home Preserving Guide for the Creative Cook, from Drying and Freezing to Canning and Pickling
Independence Days: A Guide to Sustainable Food Storage & Preservation
Root Cellaring: Natural Cold Storage of Fruits  Vegetables
Ball Blue Book of Preserving
The Big Book of Preserving the Harvest: 150 Recipes for Freezing, Canning, Drying and Pickling Fruits and Vegetables
Putting Food By
Wild Fermentation: The Flavor, Nutrition, and Craft of Live-Culture Foods
The Art of Fermentation by Sandor Ellix KatzFoolproof Preserving by America's Test KitchenThe Complete Book of Small-Batch Preserving by Ellie ToppFood in Jars by Marisa McClellanCharcuterie by Michael Ruhlman
Essential Preserving Books
20 books — 4 voters
Silent Spring by Rachel CarsonCradle to Cradle by William McDonoughThe Omnivore's Dilemma by Michael PollanThe Urban Homestead (Expanded & Revised Edition) by Kelly CoyneThe Story of Stuff by Annie Leonard
Being "Green"
285 books — 210 voters

Elderberries by Alicia BayerPreserves by Pam CorbinBooze for Free by Andy  HamiltonFood for Free by Richard MabeyAcorn Foraging by Alicia Bayer
Best Foraging Books
8 books — 4 voters
Off Grid and Free by Ron MelchioreThe Ultimate Situational Survival Guide by Robert   RichardsonDuct Tape 911 by James   HubbardThe New Complete Book of Self-Sufficiency by John SeymourSurviving The Cuts, And Other Disasters by Korban Blake
Best Prepper-Homesteading Books
14 books — 6 voters


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