Top 10 Best Books to Read in Canning & Preserving - August 2021



Here are our top ten recommendations if you are looking for the best books to read in Canning & Preserving. We have made sure our list is diverse to cater to the interests of different types of readers.

1. The All New Ball Book Of Canning And Preserving: Over 350 of the Best Canned, Jammed, Pickled, and Preserved Recipes


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Canning & Preserving - August 2021

From the experts at Jarden Home Brands, makers of Ball canning products, comes the first truly comprehensive canning guide created for today's home cooks. This modern handbook boasts more than 350 of the best recipes ranging from jams and jellies to jerkies, pickles, salsas, and more-including extender recipes to create brand new dishes using your freshly preserved farmer's market finds or vegetable garden bounty. Organized by technique, The All New Ball Book of Canning and Preserving covers water bath and pressure canning, pickling, fermenting, freezing, dehydrating, and smoking. Straightforward instructions and step-by-step photos ensure success for beginners, while practiced home canners will find more advanced methods and inspiring ingredient twists. Thoroughly tested for safety and quality by thermal process engineers at the Fresh Preserving Quality Assurance Lab, recipes range from much-loved classics — Tart Lemon Jelly, Tomato-Herb Jam, Ploughman's Pickles — to fresh flavors such as Asian Pear Kimchi, Smoked Maple-Juniper Bacon, and homemade Kombucha. Make the most of your preserves with delicious dishes including Crab Cakes garnished with Eastern Shore Corn Relish and traditional Strawberry-Rhubarb Hand Pies. Special sidebars highlight seasonal fruits and vegetables, while handy charts cover processing times, temperatures, and recipe formulas for fast preparation. Lushly illustrated with color photographs, The All New Ball Book of Canning and Preserving is a classic in the making for a new generation of home cooks.

  • Author: Ball Home Canning Test Kitchen
  • Publisher: TI Inc. Books; Illustrated edition (May 31, 2016)
  • Genre: Cookbooks, Food & Wine, Cooking Education & Reference
  • ISBN: 978-0848746780
  • Dimensions: 8 x 0.9 x 9.13 inches

                 

2. Ball Complete Book of Home Preserving


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Canning & Preserving - August 2021

From the experts, the updated bible in home preserving. The hugely bestselling Ball Complete Book of Home Preserving has been broadly updated to reflect changes over the last 15 years with new recipes and larger sections on low sugar and fermentation. Ball Home Canning Products are the gold standard in home preserving supplies, the trademark jars on display in stores every summer from coast to coast. This companion to their products is this bible of home preserving from the experts on the practice which has sold more than a million copies. The book includes 400 innovative recipes for salsas, savory sauces, pickles, chutneys, relishes and of course, jams, jellies, and fruit spreads. The book includes comprehensive directions on safe canning and preserving methods plus lists of required equipment and utensils. Specific instructions for first-timers and handy tips for the experienced make this book a valuable addition to any kitchen library.

  • Author: Judi Kingry
  • Publisher: Robert Rose (May 1, 2020)
  • Genre: Cookbooks, Food & Wine, Canning & Preserving
  • ISBN: 978-0778801313
  • Dimensions: 7 x 1.25 x 10 inches

                 

3. The Complete Guide to Pressure Canning: Everything You Need to Know to Can Meats, Vegetables, Meals in a Jar, and More


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Canning & Preserving - August 2021

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.

  • Author: Diane Devereaux - The Canning Diva
  • Publisher: Rockridge Press (July 24, 2018)
  • Genre: Cookbooks, Food & Wine, Main Courses & Side Dishes
  • ISBN: 978-1641520904
  • Dimensions: 8 x 0.6 x 9.9 inches

                 

4. Project Smoke (Steven Raichlen Barbecue Bible Cookbooks)


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Canning & Preserving - August 2021

How to smoke everything, from appetizers to desserts! A complete, step-by-step guide to mastering the art and craft of smoking, plus 100 recipes—every one a game-changer –for smoked food that roars off your plate with flavor. Here’s how to choose the right smoker (or turn the grill you have into an effective smoking machine). Understand the different tools, fuels, and smoking woods. Master all the essential techniques: hot-smoking, cold-smoking, rotisserie-smoking, even smoking with tea and hay—try it with fresh mozzarella. Here are recipes and full-color photos for dishes from Smoked Nachos to Chinatown Spareribs, Smoked Salmon to Smoked Bacon-Bourbon Apple Crisp. USA Today says, “Where there’s smoke, there’s Steven Raichlen.” Steven Raichlen says, “Where there’s brisket, ribs, pork belly, salmon, turkey, even cocktails and dessert, there will be smoke.” And Aaron Franklin of Franklin Barbecue says, “Nothin’ but great techniques and recipes. I am especially excited about the smoked cheesecake.” Time to go forth and smoke. “If your version of heaven has smoked meats waiting beyond the pearly gates, then PROJECT SMOKE is your bible.” —Tom Colicchio, author, chef/owner of Crafted Hospitality, and host of Top Chef “Steven Raichlen really nails everything you need to know. Even I found new ground covered in this smart, accessible book.” —Myron Mixon, author and host of BBQ Pitmasters , Smoked , and BBQ Rules

  • Author: Steven Raichlen
  • Publisher: Workman Publishing; Illustrated edition (May 10, 2016)
  • Genre: Cookbooks, Food & Wine, Outdoor Cooking
  • ISBN: 978-0761181866
  • Dimensions: 7.9 x 0.8 x 9.1 inches

                 

5. Complete Dehydrator Cookbook: How to Dehydrate Fruit, Vegetables, Meat & More


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Canning & Preserving - August 2021

The Complete Dehydrator Cookbook : the definitive guide to deliciously easy meals From sun-dried produce in ancient Egypt to salty air-dried fish aboard Viking ships, dehydration is one of the oldest, most versatile methods of preservation―creating foods that are compact, perfect for traveling, and great for a quick snack or backup meal. The Complete Dehydrator Cookbook is your all-in-one guide to easy, affordable home drying, pairing delicious dehydrated foods with easy-to-navigate guidance to get you drying in no time. Whether you’re preserving seasonal crops or making protein-packed camping snacks, this dehydrator cookbook takes you through the ins and outs of dehydrating, storing, and rehydrating a wide variety of foods. The Complete Dehydrator Cookbook is also brimming with 125 simple dehydrator recipes for everything from stews and curries to herbal teas and spice blends to ready-to-eat breads, crackers, and cookies. The Complete Dehydrator Cookbook includes: A to Z drying ―Explore the essential equipment you’ll need, troubleshooting tips, and detailed directions on how to dehydrate more than 75 different kinds of food, including fruits, vegetables, herbs, nuts, yogurt, tofu, meat, pasta, rice, and more. Dehydrated dishes ―Enjoy a variety of deliciously healthy recipes in this dehydrator cookbook, including just-add-water instant meals, and snacks like fruit leathers, chips, and jerky. Low temp, big flavors ―Raw foodists will find plenty of low-temp, plant-based foods to make, like Mixed Vegetable Bread, Sweet and Salty Dried Almonds, and Double-Chocolate Biscotti. Whether you’re on the go or snacking at home, the portable dishes in this dehydrator cookbook will add some deliciousness to your pantry.

  • Author: Carole Cancler
  • Publisher: Rockridge Press (April 28, 2020)
  • Genre: Cookbooks, Food & Wine, Kitchen Appliances
  • ISBN: 978-1646117017
  • Dimensions: 7.5 x 0.61 x 9.25 inches

                 



6. Ball Canning Back to Basics: A Foolproof Guide to Canning Jams, Jellies, Pickles, and More


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Canning & Preserving - August 2021

Can it, pickle it, and store it with confidence.  If you can boil water, you can make your own delectable jams and jellies, try your hand at fresh-pack pickling, and jar savory sauces. Ball Canning Back to Basics focuses on the building-block techniques and easy, classic recipes every canner should know. The book begins with in-depth information on water bath canning, the equipment you need, and food safety guidance. Each preserving method is thoroughly explained with beginner-friendly tutorials and step-by-step photographs highlighting key steps. Learn to capture the sweet, ripe flavors of your favorite fruits and vegetables with 100 approachable, versatile recipes for the modern pantry. Packed with simple variation ideas for low-sugar and flavor change-ups, and time-tested tips from the most trusted authority in home canning, this handy guide delivers everything you need to successfully master home canning safely and deliciously.

  • Author: Ball Home Canning Test Kitchen
  • Publisher: TI Inc. Books; Illustrated edition (July 4, 2017)
  • Genre: Cookbooks, Food & Wine, Canning & Preserving
  • ISBN: 978-0848754525
  • Dimensions: 7.95 x 0.5 x 9.15 inches

                 

7. Canning and Preserving for Beginners: The Essential Canning Recipes and Canning Supplies Guide


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Canning & Preserving - August 2021

"Whether you are a local food movement enthusiast or just starting out on the food preservation journey, this is the resource to have." —Eric, reader Canning and preserving is a great solution to always having local, seasonal, and budget-friendly food in your kitchen. But unless you learned how to do it in your grandmother's kitchen, it can be difficult—not to mention dangerous—to know where to start. Canning & Preserving for Beginners explains the process of home canning with step-by-step directions and easy, flavorful canning recipes. Experience how enjoyable and delicious it can be to eat seasonally with this simple and straightforward reference. Canning & Preserving for Beginners will help you quickly become an expert in home canning with: 70 Easy Recipes for canning and preserving the perfect pickles, relishes, jams and jellies throughout the year Step-by-Step Guidelines for canning techniques, such as water bath canning and pressure canning Tips and Tricks saving time and safely canning your favorite fruits and vegetables Canning recipes include: Classic Dill Pickles, Pickled Green Beans, Strawberry Jam, Apple Butter, Onion Relish, Mango Salsa, Honey-Pear Jelly, Light Blueberry-Almond Fruit Spread, Carrots, Asparagus Spears, Chili con Carne, Vegetable Soup, and much more! "...filled with clear and easy to follow information and tried and tested recipes that will put your canning nerves at ease. " —Maria Slavik, Sweet Domesticity Blog

  • Author: Will Budiaman
  • Publisher: Rockridge Press; Illustrated edition (June 16, 2013)
  • Genre: Cookbooks, Food & Wine, Cooking Education & Reference
  • ISBN: 978-1623151836
  • Dimensions: 7.5 x 0.37 x 9.25 inches

                 

8. Beginner's Guide to Canning: 90 Easy Recipes to Can, Savor, and Gift


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Canning & Preserving - August 2021

The can-do guide to water bath and pressure canning for beginners For many people, canning conjures memories of cozy kitchens filled with fresh flavors. Whether you’re picking up this time-honored tradition again or just starting out, The Beginner’s Guide to Canning teaches you everything you need to know about water bath and pressure canning, with plenty of recipes for jams, pickles, vegetables, soups, and more. This beginner’s guide starts your canning journey with an easy primer laying out all the essential information about pressure and water bath canning. In the first chapter, you’ll find several easy, sure-fire hits, like Low-Sugar Berry Jam and Dilly Beans, including step-by-step illustrations. From there, try your new skills with any of the 90 comforting classics and new twists that are sure to tickle your taste buds. The Beginner’s Guide to Canning includes: Safe & practical ―Explore the nuts and bolts of canning, including a look at the necessary equipment, ingredients, and fundamental rules of safe canning. Savor the seasons ―With dozens of delicious, easy-to-follow recipes, you can preserve seasonal flavors to enjoy all year round, like Apple-Peach Butter and Simple Spaghetti Sauce. Spread the love ―A whole chapter is dedicated to delicious, giftable treats, like Rhubarb Chardonnay Jam, Raspberry-Chocolate Ice Cream Topping, and Pepper Jelly. Can you preserve it? Yes, you can with The Beginner’s Guide to Canning .

  • Author: Diane Devereaux
  • Publisher: Rockridge Press (May 5, 2020)
  • Genre: Cookbooks, Food & Wine, Canning & Preserving
  • ISBN: 978-1646119813
  • Dimensions: 7.5 x 0.56 x 9.25 inches

                 

9. The Amish Canning Cookbook: Plain and Simple Living at Its Homemade Best


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Canning & Preserving - August 2021

From the author of The Homestyle Amish Kitchen Cookbook comes a great new collection of recipes, hints, and Plain wisdom for everyone who loves the idea of preserving fresh, wholesome foods. Whether instructing a beginning canner or helping a seasoned cook hone her skills, certified Master Food Preserver Georgia Varozza shows people how to get the very best out of their food. Here, readers will find… a short history of canning lists of all the tools and supplies needed to get started basic instructions for safe canning recipes for canning fruit, vegetables, meat, soups, sauces, and more guidelines for adapting recipes to fit personal tastes With its expert advice and warm tones, The Amish Canning Cookbook will become a beloved companion to those who love the tradition, frugality, and homestyle flavor of Amish cooking!

  • Author: Georgia Varozza
  • Publisher: Harvest House Publishers; Spi edition (July 1, 2013)
  • Genre: Cookbooks, Food & Wine, Regional & International
  • ISBN: 978-0736948999
  • Dimensions: 6.7 x 0.7 x 8.9 inches

                 

10. Fermented Vegetables: Creative Recipes for Fermenting 64 Vegetables & Herbs in Krauts, Kimchis, Brined Pickles, Chutneys, Relishes & Pastes


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Canning & Preserving - August 2021

Even beginners can make their own fermented foods! This easy-to-follow comprehensive guide presents more than 120 recipes for fermenting 64 different vegetables and herbs. Learn the basics of making kimchi, sauerkraut, and pickles, and then refine your technique as you expand your repertoire to include curried golden beets, pickled green coriander, and carrot kraut. With a variety of creative and healthy recipes, many of which can be made in batches as small as one pint, you’ll enjoy this fun and delicious way to preserve and eat your vegetables.

  • Author: Christopher Shockey
  • Publisher: Storey Publishing, LLC; Illustrated edition (October 7, 2014)
  • Genre: Cookbooks, Food & Wine, Cooking by Ingredient
  • ISBN: 978-1612124254
  • Dimensions: 8 x 1 x 8.9 inches