The Beginner's Guide to Making and Using Dried Foods

The Beginner's Guide to Making and Using Dried Foods
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The Beginner's Guide to Making and Using Dried Foods: Preserve Fresh Fruits, Vegetables, Herbs, and Meat with a Dehydrator, a Kitchen Oven, or the Sun

Food Preservation Made Simple

You can dehydrate vegetables, fruits, meats, herbs, and even prepared meals. Drying is simple and safe, and it offers delicious, lightweight options for preppers, campers, food gardeners, raw foodists, and anyone with a surplus of fresh foods. Whether you’re using a dehydrator, experimenting with sun-drying techniques, or starting out with your regular oven, you’ll be an expert in no time with this book’s complete instructions for drying dozens of foods. The author even goes over how to build your own dehydrator.

After going over different methods of dehydrating food, the author goes into how to dry the following types of food. And something that is really great is that she describes how to test for doneness, what the expected yield will be, and she offers suggestions for the use of the dehydrated item.
  • Fruits
  • Vegetables
  • Herbs and Spices
  • Meat and Poultry
  • Leathers, Baby Food, and Prepared Foods
  • Snacks, Cereal, and Specialties
  • Dried-Food Mixes for Pantry, Gifts, and Camping
Enjoy that fresh harvest taste all year. Whether you’re using a dehydrator, oven, or the sun’s rays, you can easily dry your own vegetables, fruits, herbs, and meat. Teresa Marrone’s simple step-by-step instructions cover all the basics you need to know about drying, storing, and rehydrating your favorite foods. With over 140 dried-food recipes — ranging from veggie chips to casseroles and beef jerky to baby purées — you’ll be amazed at the variety of healthy and delicious options that dried foods offer.

352 pages
9” x 7” x 1”
Photos, illustrated
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Price $16.95

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