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Thursday, July 25, 2013

The Amish Canning Cookbook

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! 


I was so impressed by this cookbook!  From novice to expert, there is great information for all levels of canning expertise.  I loved the "history" section, and looking through this cookbook brought back fond memories of the many hours my mother spent in the kitchen, canning her garden produce.  

The author makes a great point about how safety procedures have changed, and you'll find the updated information in this cookbook. The author is a certified master food preserver (I didn't even know they existed!) and teaches her readers how to enjoy safe, healthy, natural foods through canning. 

And for you Mason jar lovers like myself? The history of Mason jars is mentioned and the author explains the progression of them from the basic fruit jar, to the Atlas and so on.

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