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Grow your own during the chilly days of winter-and you'll be sure of putting the freshest, tastiest produce, packed with goodness, on your kitchen table. This easy-to-follow book covers all the basic techniques, from preparing soil to using cloches and containers to dealing with pests and diseases. Four chapters focus on roots, legumes, green vegetables, and herbs and fruits, and include a monthly sowing and harvesting chart, nutritional information, recipes, storage ideas, and more.
This reference examines the properties, conditions, and theoretical principles governing the safety and efficacy of various food preservation, storage, and packaging techniques. The book analyzes methods to predict and optimize the nutrition, texture, and quality of food compounds while reducing operating cost and waste. The Second Edition contains new chapters and discussions on non-thermal processes; the mechanisms of heat transfer, including conduction, convection, radiation, and dielectric and microwave heating; the kinetic parameters of food process operations; freezing technology, using illustrative examples; recent breakthroughs in cryochemistry and cryobiology, and more.
The Everything Root Cellaring Book: Learn to Store, Cook, and Preserve Fresh Produce All Year Round!
There's an old-fashioned solution to the problem of fresh produce going bad. Store fruits and veggies in a root cellar or other cold storage location This book provides you with step-by-step plans on how to build a root cellar--or utilize the one you've got. Professional farmer Catherine Abbott teaches you: How to effectively organize your root cellarWhere to store fruits and vegetables in unconventional placesWhat the best fruits and vegetables are for storingWays to preserve, dry, and freeze a variety of foods to enjoy all winter longRecipes for fresh fruits, berries, veggies, and herbs to cook all year round Featuring illustrations for building root cellars as well as a full nutritional breakdown for all 150 recipes, you will love this comprehensive guide. Before long, you'll know how to provide yourself and your family with great nutritious foods all year long
"Canning and Preserving All-In-One For Dummies" offers readers a book that encompasses all aspects offood storage. It covers: Equipment, ingredients Canning fruits, vegetables, meats, and seafood Freezing Preserving Pickling Curing Smoking Drying Jams, jellies, and butters Root cellaring Condiments, relishes, salsas and chutneys Juicing Fermenting Featuring 300 recipes, "Canning & Preserving All-in-One For Dummies "provides everything you need to know to save money and live healthier, including preparation times, cooking times, processing times, and the yield you should expect from your efforts, as well as the newest equipment needed to create and store your own healthy foods.