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The Cookbook Guide to Preserving Food by Canning and Pickling

Over the past few years canning, pickling, and creating fermented foods have experienced a renaissance. From sourdough starters to kimchi and kombucha, home cooks are enjoying making and eating these delicious foods. If you want to get started on canning and pickling in your own home or want to be able to cook with these ingredients, let these books be your guide.

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    The Farmhouse Culture Guide to Fermenting Book Cover Picture
    The Farmhouse Culture Guide to Fermenting Book Cover Picture

    The Farmhouse Culture Guide to Fermenting

    by Kathryn Lukas and Shane Peterson

    An authoritative and easy-to-use guide to fermentation with 100 recipes for fermented foods and drinks like: krauts, pickles, kimchi, fermented vegetables, hot sauces, preserved fruits and jams, kombucha, and even mead. This is the book that every home fermenter needs—whether you are about to make your first batch of pickles or have been preserving food for decades.
    The Farmhouse Culture Guide to Fermenting Book Cover Picture
    The Farmhouse Culture Guide to Fermenting Book Cover Picture

    Hardcover
    $35.00

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    My Pantry Book Cover Picture
    My Pantry Book Cover Picture

    My Pantry

    by Alice Waters and Fanny Singer

    In My Pantry, Alice invites readers to step not into the kitchen at Chez Panisse, but into her own, sharing how she shops, stores, and prepares the pantry staples and preserves that form the core of her daily meals. These often-used ingredients are, as she explains, the key to kitchen spontaneity when combined with simple grains, vegetables, and other staple items.
    My Pantry Book Cover Picture
    My Pantry Book Cover Picture

    Hardcover
    $24.99

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    Asian Pickles Book Cover Picture
    Asian Pickles Book Cover Picture

    Asian Pickles

    by Karen Solomon

    From authentic Korean kimchi, Indian chutney, and Japanese tsukemono to innovative combinations ranging from mild to delightfully spicy, the time-honored traditions of Asian pickling are made simple and accessible in this DIY guide. Asian Pickles is your passport to explore this region’s preserving possibilities.
    Asian Pickles Book Cover Picture
    Asian Pickles Book Cover Picture

    Hardcover
    $19.99

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    Mastering Fermentation Book Cover Picture
    Mastering Fermentation Book Cover Picture

    Mastering Fermentation

    by Mary Karlin

    A beautiful guide to the art and science of fermented foods, featuring over 70 recipes that progress from simple fermented condiments like vinegars and mustards to more advanced techniques for using wild yeast, fermenting meats, and curing fish. Mastering Fermentation will inspire and equip you to facilitate the transformative, fascinating process of fermentation, with delicious results.
    Mastering Fermentation Book Cover Picture
    Mastering Fermentation Book Cover Picture

    Hardcover
    $29.99

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    Jam Session Book Cover Picture
    Jam Session Book Cover Picture

    Jam Session

    by Joyce Goldstein

    Packed with ideas, 75 time-tested recipes, and gorgeous photographs of produce, process, and finished fruit preserves, preserving newcomers and veterans alike will find Joyce Goldstein’s handbook just the right amount of instruction and inspiration.
    Jam Session Book Cover Picture
    Jam Session Book Cover Picture

    Hardcover
    $24.99

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    The Art of Preserving Book Cover Picture
    The Art of Preserving Book Cover Picture

    The Art of Preserving

    by Emma Macdonald

    This sumptuous guide filled with beautiful photography and expert practical tips is guaranteed to be the only resource you will ever need to preserve fruit, vegetables, meat and fish.
    The Art of Preserving Book Cover Picture
    The Art of Preserving Book Cover Picture

    Hardcover
    $19.95

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    Putting Food By Book Cover Picture
    Putting Food By Book Cover Picture

    Putting Food By

    by Ruth Hertzberg, Janet Greene and Beatrice Vaughan

    For decades, Putting Food By has been, “the bible of home canning, preserving, freezing, and drying” (The New York Times). Whether you’re preserving to save money or to capture the taste of local, seasonal food at its peak, this book shares step-by-step directions to help you do it safely and deliciously.
    Putting Food By Book Cover Picture
    Putting Food By Book Cover Picture

    Paperback
    $18.00

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    Homestead Kitchen Book Cover Picture
    Homestead Kitchen Book Cover Picture

    Homestead Kitchen

    by Eivin Kilcher and Eve Kilcher

    Eve and Eivin Kilcher, stars of the hit Discovery show Alaska: The Last Frontier, are experts in sustainable living. Through original family recipes and advice on gardening, preserving, and foraging, Homestead Kitchen illustrates that taking on small-scale sustainable projects is not only possible in a suburban/urban setting, but ultimately a more responsible and gratifying way to live.
    Homestead Kitchen Book Cover Picture
    Homestead Kitchen Book Cover Picture

    Hardcover
    $30.00

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    Food Storage for Self-Sufficiency and Survival Book Cover Picture
    Food Storage for Self-Sufficiency and Survival Book Cover Picture

    Food Storage for Self-Sufficiency and Survival

    by Angela Paskett

    This in-depth, nuts-and-bolts guide to storing food teaches you a variety of food storage methods that you can customize to meet your family’s unique circumstances including family size, tastes, ages, health concerns, income, and living conditions. Let this guide help you start building your self-sufficiency and food storage today so that you can be well prepared and well fed.
    Food Storage for Self-Sufficiency and Survival Book Cover Picture
    Food Storage for Self-Sufficiency and Survival Book Cover Picture

    Paperback
    $17.99

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    The Kimchi Cookbook Book Cover Picture
    The Kimchi Cookbook Book Cover Picture

    The Kimchi Cookbook

    by Lauryn Chun and Olga Massov

    Following traditional kimchi-making seasons and focusing on produce at its peak, this bold, colorful cookbook walks you step-by-step through how to make both robust and lighter kimchi. And once you’ve made your own, Lauryn Chun’s inventive recipes show how you can use it as a star ingredient. The Kimchi Cookbook takes the champagne of pickles to new heights.
    The Kimchi Cookbook Book Cover Picture
    The Kimchi Cookbook Book Cover Picture

    Hardcover
    $19.99

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    Pickling and Preserving Book Cover Picture
    Pickling and Preserving Book Cover Picture

    Pickling and Preserving

    by Foxfire Fund, Inc.

    Out of the kitchens and cupboards of Appalachia comes a warmhearted collection of tried-and-true methods for pickling and preserving fruits and vegetables. Part history, part practical recipe book, here homegrown cooks offer advice on everything from bleaching and drying produce to making your own homemade apple butter.
    Pickling and Preserving Book Cover Picture
    Pickling and Preserving Book Cover Picture

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    The Canning Kitchen Book Cover Picture
    The Canning Kitchen Book Cover Picture

    The Canning Kitchen

    by Amy Bronee

    The Canning Kitchen blends the traditions of home preserving with the tastes of the modern home cook with 101 simple, small batch recipes. With fresh ideas for every season, you’ll want to keep your canning pot handy year-round to make delicious jams, jellies, marmalades, pickles, relishes, chutneys, sweet and savory sauces, and jars of homemade pantry favorites.
    The Canning Kitchen Book Cover Picture
    The Canning Kitchen Book Cover Picture

    Paperback
    $24.99

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    Canning in the Modern Kitchen Book Cover Picture
    Canning in the Modern Kitchen Book Cover Picture

    Canning in the Modern Kitchen

    by Jamie DeMent

    Canning isn’t just about putting food in jars and letting it sit and sit—it’s about sealing in the taste of each season and making food from scratch with more interesting and unique flavors. Farmer, restaurateur, and local food advocate Jamie DeMent recipes and tips are ideal whether you’re a novice canner or an experienced cook on the hunt for new recipes and novel techniques.
    Canning in the Modern Kitchen Book Cover Picture
    Canning in the Modern Kitchen Book Cover Picture

    Paperback
    $24.99

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    Jam Bake Book Cover Picture
    Jam Bake Book Cover Picture

    Jam Bake

    by Camilla Wynne

    “What can I do with this jam besides put it on toast?” Master Preserver and pastry chef Camilla Wynne is constantly asked this question when teaches her popular preserving classes. Enter Jam Bake: a one-of-a-kind cookbook full of her jam, marmalade, fruit butter, and jelly concoctions, along with recipes for delectable desserts that best showcase them.
    Jam Bake Book Cover Picture
    Jam Bake Book Cover Picture

    Hardcover
    $28.00

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    Fermenting Book Cover Picture
    Fermenting Book Cover Picture

    Fermenting

    by Wardeh Harmon

    From kombucha and kefir to sourdough and kimchi, this cookbook is your go-to guide for safe fermentation and discovering the science of probiotic foods.
    Fermenting Book Cover Picture
    Fermenting Book Cover Picture

    Paperback
    $19.99

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