The Complete Guide to Pressure Canning: Everything You Need to Know to Can Meats, Vegetables, Meals in a Jar, and More
Author: Diane Devereaux
Rockridge Press (July 24, 2018)
Cookbooks/Canning & Preserving
The Complete Guide to Pressure Canning is a safe, practical, step-by-step resource to preserve the low-acid foods that you love.
From soups and stews, to meals-in-a-jar, to kitchen staples like broths and beans, pressure canning is a time-honored craft that allows you to safely and affordably preserve the food your family loves to eat.
Written by The Canning Diva® Diane Devereaux, The Complete Guide to Pressure Canning delivers everything you need to confidently achieve pressure canning perfection. With The Complete Guide to Pressure Canning you will discover the ease of pressure canning, understand the science behind safe food preservation, and enjoy delicious recipes for stocking your kitchen and feeding your family.
In the pages of this all-in-one pressure canning roadmap you’ll find:
- An overview of pressure canning basics that includes guidance for buying a pressure canner and pressure canning fundamentals
- More than 80 pressure canning recipes for: stocks, broths, soups, and stews; meats including wild game and fish; meals-in-a-jar; tomatoes and vegetables; beans and legumes; and more
- Pressure canning charts for safely canning vegetables and meats that include quantity, yield, jar size, processing time, and PSI gauge guidance
- A “First Batches” Chapter that includes two practice recipes for those new to pressure canning
With The Complete Guide to Pressure Canning, readers of all skill levels will learn to successfully preserve and serve wholesome, nourishing foods that everyone will enjoy.
A complete guide to pressure canning. It focuses on how to safely use a pressure canner and how to safely preserve low-acid foods. A variety of recipes for all skill levels. Acid, time, and temperature play a vital role in preservation and this book teaches you all you need to know. The process is clear with step-by-step instructions. The book is laid out well and easy to read and follow.
I have been wanting to try canning, especially after having years of abundant tomato crops. My mother used to can and one of my favorites was her chili sauce. She is much older with health and memory declining, so I can’t learn from her. While this book didn’t have a chili sauce recipe, it did make me feel prepared to start canning other things and hopefully by the time I go thru my mother’s recipes, I will find her chili sauce recipe. One of the many things I found very helpful was the essential tools & equipment section. I have nothing so I have to start from scratch. It will be an investment, but it will pay off in the long run.
A very comprehensive and detailed guide to pressure canning for beginners as well-established caners.
Review copy provided by the publisher.
Reviewed by Comfy Chair Books/Lisa Reigel (July 24, 2018)
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
DIANE DEVEREAUX is The Canning Diva®, a nationally syndicated food preservation expert, television presenter, instructor, mother of two, and author of Canning Full Circle: From Garden to Jar to Table. Devereaux has bridged the generational gap of traditional canning methods for almost a decade, teaching the art and craft of home canning to busy families across America.