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Stocking Up: The Third Edition of America's Classic Preserving Guide

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This description may be from another edition of this product. The most comprehensive, up-to-date guide to harvesting, storing, preparing, and preserving foods of all kinds. For the self-sufficient farmer or the urban weekend gardener, the third edition of...

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An oldie but a goodie

Highly recommended! Covers all aspects of food preservation in easy to understand terms. I bought it ,after having looked at an early volume, knowing I wanted this in my canning library.


I wanted to begin putting up food like my grandparents but didn't have the background or knowledge. After reading this book, I feel like the expert. Extremely easy to understand and very useful. From storing garden vegetables in the Fall to putting up pickles, making raspberry jam, canning tomatoes, this book is excellent. Expert safety advice, how-to instructions, recipes, diagrams, etc. This is the only book you should need to begin putting up your garden produce. This really is the canner's bible!

This is the first book I recommend to my reader's.

Stocking Up III is a concise guide for the beginning to experienced home food preserver. All methods are discussed, some in detail. One caution: the canning and pressure canning times need updating.

An invaluable reference for gardeners who love to cook!

Stocking Up is a thorough and practical guide to preserving AND cooking. It gives useful recommendations for the best preserving methods for specific foods, with step-by-step directions. Moreover, it gives many imaginative recipes for dealing with seasonal garden surpluses. Why not combine all those fresh ingredients into a hearty soup or main dish (to be savored on a cold January evening) rather than freeze them separately? I would rank this as comparable to the classic Putting Food By.

1986 content in 1997 jacket

The book is as good as it was in 1986. It is exactly the same -- just a new publisher. I learned a valuable lesson that the dates listed for books are the publishing dates not the copyright date. Now I have two copies -- the original 1986 and another in a newer wrapper.It is a very good book that covers harvesting, freezing, canning, and drying. Originally published by Rodale Press.
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