Number of Pages: 288
Vendor: Herald Press
Publication Date: 2010
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This colorful book, full of photographs and clear pictures, shows how to can, freeze or dry various kinds of food. Colorful page borders divide the book into easy-to-find sections.
Saving the Seasons: How to Can, Freeze, or Dry Almost Anything is edited by the mother-daughter team of Mary Meyer and Susanna Meyer, both of whom are involved in sustainable and organic agriculture.
About the Authors
Susanna Meyer works for the nonprofit organization Grow Pittsburgh, growing organic produce and seedlings in the city for restaurants and residents. She also educates children, teenagers, and adults about growing their own food, and will be happy to direct them to this book when their gardens overflow. She and her husband, Neil Stauffer, live on a quiet wooded block in Pittsburgh; they started preserving produce on their own during the years they worked as co-managers for Mildreds Daughters Urban Farm, also in Pittsburgh.
From the Publisher
Not that long ago, many people knew how to preserve food. Information about canning, freezing and drying was passed down from generation to generation.
But thats not the case today say Susanna Meyer and Mary Clemens Meyer, co-authors Saving The Seasons: How To Can, Freeze, or Dry Almost Anything, a new book from Herald Press.
Many younger people today want to preserve food, but dont know how to do it, says Susanna Maybe their grandmother canned, or their mother used to, but that generational knowledge hasnt been passed down.
Many families no longer have a tradition of preserving food, adds Mary, who is also Susannas mother. They have not learned what the more rural population of a century ago knew about how to pick, prepare, and process food to keep for the future.
Passing on tips and ideas for preserving food was one reason why the two decided to create Saving the Seasons.
We wanted to provide a clear and easy-to-use guide for those who want to preserve their own food, but dont know how, says Susanna. Its especially helpful for those without a farming or gardening tradition, adds Mary. It tells the best way to preserve a certain food, and exactly how to do it.
Loaded with helpful tips, charts, and user-friendly recipes for beginners and experts alike, Saving the Seasons: How to Can, Freeze, or Dry Almost Anything can help readers enjoy the seasons bounty all year long. Its a follow-up to Simply In Season: A World Community Cookbook, a Herald Press book that celebrates cooking and eating locally-produced seasonal food.