Giveaway: Put ’em Up! Home Preserving Guide

Title: Put ’em Up!
Subtitle: A Comprehensive Home Preserving Guide for the Creative Cook, from Drying and Freezing to Canning and Pickling
Author: Sherri Brooks Vinton
Publisher: Storey Publishing
ISBN: 978-1603425469
Pages: 304 (paperback)
Genre: cooking
From the back cover:
With Sherri Brooks Vinton’s fun and reassuring approach to preserving food, it’s easier than ever before to store the bright flavors of warm weather fruits and vegetables. Using the variety of kitchen friendly techniques in Put ’em Up, you’ll be enjoying more than 150 flavorful recipes…
About the Author: 
Sherri Brooks Vinton is the founder of FarmFriendly LLC, an organization that seeks to raise awareness of and support for local agriculture. She is a member of Chefs Collaborative, Women Chefs and Restaurateur, and the Northeast Organic Farmers’ Association. She lives in Connecticut.
My Opinion:
I will admit right up front that I am terrified of canning for the exact same reason the author discusses in this book…what if I kill someone? According to the author, I shouldn’t be worrying at all and she goes into extensive detail so that even the novice home cook can preserve food. This really is a comprehensive guide and I found some amazing tips and references to equipment that I didn’t even know existed! I particularly loved that every technique mentioned had pictures and diagrams to go along with it!
The first section of this book is all about preservation methods and includes everything from pickling, drying, freezing, and canning to making butters, oils, and infusions. Basic step by step descriptions are included, along with diagrams, so that I really felt that I understood each technique. You will learn which equipment is necessary and which will just make your life easier. Canning funnels and lid lifters were items that I had never seen before but I can certainly see how they could come in handy!
The rest of the book is all about the recipes. It is arranged alphabetically by type of food for ease of use. If you have 15 pounds of tomatoes that you just picked or you found a great deal on apples at the farmers market, just flip to that food and you will have suggestions for drying, canning, freezing, etc. I think this layout makes the book very easy to use!
There is a great selection of resources at the end including one for Local Harvest and tons of farmer’s market resources to help you find seasonal produce to use in these recipes.
I really enjoyed reading this book and am going to start looking for some good canning supplies so that come spring I can try my hand at making some homemade jam. I understand the techniques after reading this book, now I just need the courage to try it for myself!
My thanks to Storey Publishing for allowing me to review their books!
The Giveaway: Storey Publishing has given me permission to give one of my readers a copy of Put ’em Up! for themself. Follow the entry methods listed below, one entry per method chosen unless otherwise stated. Leave a separate comment for each entry. You must be 18 and older and a US resident to win. Please make sure your email address is in your profile or in your comment so I can find you. Winner will be chosen on October 15th, 2010 using
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