Why buy an old book? In a word, the recipes! While I heartily recommend purchasing an up-to-date book on how to can (such as a Ball Canning Book), you can't beat the older books for their imaginative recipes. We have become such a homogeneous society that many of the old, tried and true recipes ("apple chutney", "beet relish") have gone by way of the dodo. Many of these recipes are the result of extending your harvested vegetables into something delicious.
Please collect these old books and check out the recipes!
Great spot to shop
Published by Thriftbooks.com User , 12 years ago
I was looking for a book that was no longer in print. The book was in great condition and it arrived in record time with the added personal touch of a note of thanks. I would use this seller again. I most definitely recommend this seller.
Excellent Canning Cookbook
Published by Thriftbooks.com User , 15 years ago
I have been using this book for 27 years and mine is just falling apart from all the use. I have 93-dozen jars and at the end of the season all of them are full and with the instructions in this book, my failure rate has been extremely low.
Thank God i found it
Published by Thriftbooks.com User , 18 years ago
For 25 or more years I have been using this book, but last fall, while moving from Texas to NM the moving van was stolen with all our belongings stolen with it. 43 years of marriage gone. Now it's time to start my canning again and I needed my favorite book. No matter how many books I have purchased none compare with this one. Days of searching the net and now I can again enjoy my days in the kitchen.
My no-fail reference manual
Published by Thriftbooks.com User , 20 years ago
I first found this book in a library over 25 years ago. I was amazed when the book store said they could order it. Since then it has become stained and the back is broken, but I always return to it. It's a definitive reference book for me. As many times as I have bought canning books since then, they always fall short of this book. The only thing I adjust is the amount of sugar in some of the recipes. If you can find it, buy it. And if you are tempted to lend it, I suggest you lend photocopied pages instead. I had quite a tussle getting it back from my best friend.
The best down-to-earth canning and freezing "bible".
Published by Thriftbooks.com User , 21 years ago
I have used this book over 20 years for canning and freezing recipes. I especially enjoy that the book includes many vegetables and fruits that are not usually found in the newer books on the same subject. During the peak season, this book literally becomes my "bible".
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