The Beginner's Guide to Dehydrating Food: How to Preserve All Your Favorite Vegetables, Fruits, Meats, and Herbs
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Product Details Paperback: 320 pages Author: Teresa Marrone Publisher: Storey Publishing ISBN: 1635860245 EAN: 9781635860245 Product Dimensions: 22.9 x 20.3 x 1.27 cm
With tabletop food dehydrators more affordable than ever, creating dried fruits, fruit leathers, dried beans, meat jerky, and herb and spice blends at home is easy, safe, and satisfying. The Beginner's Guide to Dehydrating Food, provides photographic step-by-step instructions and detailed guidelines on drying and enjoying 80 popular foods.
Dehydration is one of the simplest, safest, and time-tested methods of food preservation. This photographic guide to drying dozens of fruits, vegetables, herbs, and meats offers detailed instructions on every aspect of the process, from preparation techniques to calculating yield and assessing doneness.
Readers will also learn how to rehydrate and prepare each food in the tastiest way and discover how easy it is to dry beans and peas for soup mixtures, create meat jerky and fruit leathers to take on camping and hunting expeditions, prepare the most flavorful dried herb and spice blends to stock the pantry, and more.
Food drying at home is an easy, appealing preserving technique and requires very little labour and minimal monitoring.
Detailed instructions for 80 of the most popular fruits, vegetables, meats, and herbs. Includes favourites like dried apricots and figs, apple rings, fruit leathers, bean and pea soup mixtures, meat jerky, and herb and spice blends.
Perfect for campers, hunter, homesteaders, and gardeners. Food dehydration is an economical and easy way to store surplus produce. Lightweight and requiring no canning or refrigeration, dried foods are easy to transport and carry in a backpack for camping or travelling.
Full-colour; photographs and illustrations throughout.
About the Author
Teresa Marrone is the author of several cookbooks, field guides, and regional books. She is very active in her local food scene and has written food-related profiles and features for a variety of magazines