An Indispensable Food Preserving Guide
First published in 1909, and recently updated, the Ball Blue Book® Guide to Preserving has always been the most trusted resource among novices as well as longtime canners. Canning, freezing, vacuum-sealing and other methods of preserving foods ensure that your meals are never without the fresh-picked flavors of garden-harvested produce.
Preserving your own food is more economical than buying comparably high quality fruits and vegetables in the supermarket. And, there is nothing that brightens a winter season like enjoying the preserved produce grown from one’s own garden. In addition to cost savings and more flavorful meals, preserving foods also allows your family to reap the benefits of all the nutrients the foods contain when picked at their peak freshness.
The Ball Corp., notorious for canning and preserving supplies, has produced the Blue Book Guide to Preserving for all aficionados of good food. This soft-cover book offers time-tested recipes—including for a wide variety of produce items, special diets, and gourmet palates—and several methods of preserving those foods.
This comprehensive guide has step-by-step instructions, photographs, and suggestions for how to keep your meals colorful, nutritious and delicious. Preserved food items also make great gifts from your kitchen, and from the heart. Ball’s Blue Book Guide to Preserving offers bountiful recipes and food preservation options and ideas in its 120 fully illustrated pages.
After fall’s harvest, or a great deal on produce at your local farmers’ market, count on Ball’s Blue Book Guide to help you stretch those fresh food flavors well into the next growing season. You might even be inspired to try planting new produce items each spring, because nothing tastes better than homemade.
The Blue Book Guide to Preserving should be part of every cookbook library. It makes a wonderful and inexpensive gift for birthdays, weddings, or housewarmings, for anyone new to cooking, canning, or gardening.