A Comprehensive Guide to Food Preservation Techniques for Beginners. Whether you’re a gardener, a hunter, or just a curious home cook, preserving food is both practical and delicious. Beginner’s Guide to Preserving is packed with detailed information and beginner-friendly guidance on a variety of preservation methods, plus 65 flavorful recipes to put these techniques into action. Learn the essentials of food preservation and get step-by-step instructions for pressure and water bath canning, fermenting, dehydrating, salting, smoking, and freezing. Each chapter starts with essential tips on safety, terms to know, and a detailed guide for your first time using that preserving method. The recipes allow you to explore the techniques, with delicious results. Once you’re comfortable, use the charts to safely preserve almost anything. How-to illustrations: Learn fundamental preservation methods with the help of instructional illustrations and clear, simple directions. Handy Charts: Explore troubleshooting tips and convenient food charts for each preservation technique, complete with prep notes, approximate yield, and processing time. A range of recipes: Discover recipes for classics like dill pickles and baked beans, as well as creative new flavors like wine jelly and tomato leather. Recipes include: Cinnamon Apple Butter, Essential Chicken Soup, Spicy Kimchi, Soy Beef Jerky, Smoked Cheddar Breakfast Sausage, SoCal Breakfast Burritos, …and More!