Book Review: Food Preservation Starter Kit

Published on 14 August 2023 at 13:50

Food Preservation Starter Kit: 10 Beginner-Friendly Ways to Preserve Food at Home | Including Instructional Illustrations and Simple Directions (Self Sufficient Survival)

by Small Footprint Press, 2021

Okay, with a title like this you know I gotta check it out.  I've been preserving food for quite a while, but that doesn't mean I can't learn a thing or two.  Such was the thing with this title.  Out of the nine chapters on various ways to preserve; the old faithful pressure canning and water-bath canning as well as dehydrating, it had salt curing, infusing, smoking and fermenting, also touching on preserving in salt and sugar vinegar pickling.

Now don't be fooled.  There are only 20 pages to this pamphlet.  And no recipes.  But it was meant to be that way.  It is a basic kit on how to preserve and gives details on how to do it in the various ways.  It is meant to be simple and basic.  That way, you know how to do it, and you can search out recipes on your own.  

I quite enjoyed it.  I liked the layout and the illustrations, and was especially interested in the fermenting and smoking sections. If you are looking to hone your skills in food preservation, then try out this title.  It also includes a conclusion and references, which can hook you up with recipes.  Although it isn't a must have item, it can help having it on your cookbook shelf to refer back to now and then.

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