A to Z Canning and Preserving for Total Beginners

Author: Lisa Bond

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Food that last foreverIncludes links to 50 Healthy Mexican Recipe Videos Preserving food to last through the cold months or packaging or bottling it to travel long distances has long been a concern. Napoleon stated, "An army travels on its stomach." He was referring to the problems involved with transporting sufficient food to keep his men fed. The Napoleonic soldiers were often hungry, thanks to the difficulty of transporting fresh food. Just to show that he was serious about solving this problem, he offered a reward of 12,000 francs to anyone who could come up with a solution. The award was given to Nicholas Appert in 1810. After trying a variety of methods – including attempting to remove air from his glass jars – he devised a method that worked. The food was placed in a glass bottle, then corked and sealed with wax. The glass bottles were then wrapped in canvas, and boiled in water. The result was bottled foodstuffs that could be transported, even though the jars were breakable. Appert published a book titled, The Art of Preserving Animal and Vegetable Substances. Two years later, Brian Donkin found a way to substitute tin for the fragile glass, and the canning industry was born. It made its way to American, where Gail Borden used the technique to preserve milk so it could be transported to the inner cities. There were problems along the way with this journey toward portable food preservation. The first was the sealant used on the cans. The early ones were soldered closed using lead solder. Of course, if you are on a battlefield where you could be shot down at any minute, lead poisoning probably isn't high on your list of worries. Second, it took forty years before anyone invented a can opener. Napoleon's men were forced to use their swords to open the cans, a process that probably didn't do the sword any good, and no doubt was less than satisfactory for getting those cans opened without spilling the contents. Readers might be wondering at this point why modern home canning is usually done in glass jars, following methods that are similar to the ones Appert developed. The answer is somewhat complex. Canning in metal requires more specialized equipment than canning in jars. Once the cans are filled, the lids must be sealed on. The cans will then need to be heated to destroy bacteria. (The first ones were made fifty years before Louis Pasteur did his ground-breaking work, so neither Appert or Donkin knew why it was that some cans would be just fine, while others would spoil. In early canning efforts, if the can was sealed and did not bulge, it was presumed to be safe to eat. No one knew about botulism, that hidden killer that can lurk in an improperly bottled jar of green beans. The equipment for canning in tins is more expensive than that needed to can in glass bottles. It is also easier to see if the food is still good when it is preserved in transparent glass. Incidentally, "can" is short for "canister." As we all know, canisters can be made from all sorts of materials, so if you've ever wondered why foodstuffs preserved in glass jars was said to the "canned," rather than "bottled", that is the explanation. Since this is a book about the very basics of home canning, it only addresses putting up your food in glass. Preserving food in metal cylinders requires a specialized sealer is a technique for experienced food preservers.

Sirocco

Author: Sabrina Ghayour

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THE NO.1 SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER Shortlisted for the Book of the Year - Food & Travel Reader AwardsFrom the author of Persiana - the golden girl of Middle Eastern cookery - Sirocco will bring tastes of the East to Western-style dishes in a collection of 100 delicious and accessible recipes. With an emphasis on simple ingredients and strong flavours, Ghayour will bring her modern inspirational touch to a variety of dishes ranging from classics and comfort food to spectacular salads and sweet treats.Sabrina's highly anticipated follow-up, FEASTS, is out now!**Special Bonus Chapter** Download an exclusive 'Little Bites' bonus chapter for FREE by searching 'Feasts: Little Bites' and get 10 extra recipes, exclusive to Amazon.Praise for Persiana:'Loving Persiana' - Nigella Lawson'An instant classic' -Observer Food Monthly'The most exciting debut cookbook of the year' - Sunday Telegraph Stella'A fantastic treasure trove of good food' - Raymond Blanc'Sumptuous, thrilling, learned and downright brilliant' - Mail on Sunday'The most appetizing book - I want to eat every page of it' - Pierre Koffmann'Sabrina cooks the kind of food I love to eat' - Bruno Loubet'Brilliant for the novice, the timepoor and even the seasoned cook' - Guardian'Will have you salivating with Pavlovian gusto on page after page' - Independent'This book will delight fans of Ottolenghi-style food' - Waitrose Kitchen'Easy to decipher, packed with lots of flavour and... surprisingly easy to pull off' -Huffington Post'A gorgeously produced ode to richly spiced, exotic food from the Middle East and beyond' - A Little Bird'The latest doyenne of Persian food' - Metro

Just Chili

Author: JR Stevens

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Chili is one of those all American dishes we search to perfect. But, many see their recipes as a family secret and who makes the best chili can become fighting words. Chili is the star of cook-offs, the obsession of country fairs, and the subject of endless debate over its proper and "correct" preparation. In Just Chili, you'll discover over 50 award winning and regional favorites. You get to choose which is best or use these recipes as a base for your own version. Grab your copy of Just Chili now!

Summer Recipes Without the Calories

Author: Justine Pattison

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In the WITHOUT THE CALORIES series, bestselling recipe writer Justine Pattison's 123 Plan provides an easy-to-follow approach to your daily meals. Each recipe in the series has a triple-tested calorie count, provides tips and ideas to enhance your low-cal cooking experience, plus additional nutritional information to suit any diet regime. Now Justine has hand-picked ten of her favourite light dishes from her WITHOUT THE CALORIES series to help you stay on track through the summer.

Greek Takeout Cookbook

Author: Lina Chang

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Prepare your favorite Greek takeout recipes at home!Download FREE with Kindle UnlimitedGreek cuisine is a remarkable blend of East and West. It is Mediterranean cuisine at its best with diverse influences. From the East are the touches of exotic spices, and from the West are the Italian additions of garlic and tomato. Greek dishes make use of fresh produce and what is abundant in different regions in Greece such as grains, legumes, vegetables, meat, seafood, olive oil, and rice. To savor Greek cuisine is to savor history, culture, and love. Every Greek home cook prepares dishes using the freshest ingredients – thoughtfully seasoned with herbs and spices – prepared in age-old tradition to preserve nutrients, for a happy and healthy family.Inside find: A brief history of Greek takeout food.Ingredients used in Greek cooking, cooking methods and required cooking equipment used to prepare Greek mealsEasy to prepare appetizers like the Zucchini Fritters or the Fried CalamariTraditional salads like the Classic Greek Salad or the Marouli SaladHeartwarming soups like the Avgolemono, a delicate lemon and chicken-rice soupClassic takeout sandwiches like the Souvlaki Pita SandwichDelicious beef, pork and lamb recipes like the Pork Souvlaki, the Beef Kebab, the Lamb Chops or the Greek-Style Stuffed PeppersFavorite chicken recipes like the Greek-Style Grilled Chicken or the Chicken GyroDelightful seafood recipes like the Grilled Greek-Style Fish or Stuffed Squid recipeHealthy vegetable and side recipes like the Spanakorizo, a lemony spinach rice pilaf, or the Baked Lemon PotatoesSweet desserts like the Classic Baklava or the Rizogalo, a delicate rice puddingHungry yet? Let start cooking! Read on your Kindle, tablet, cell phone, laptop, or computer with Amazon’s free Kindle Apps. Scroll back up and click buy for an immediate download

Masterbuilt Smoker Cookbook 2020

Author: William John

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If you own a Masterbuilt Smoker, and are looking for a broader range of recipes, this book is for you. You will get the most authoritative collection of smoker recipes, tips and tricks with complete, yet simple instructions. You'll Discover Masterbuilt Smoker Recipes Under Various Categories Such As: ? Selected Poultry Recipes ? Tasty Fish & Seafood Recipes ? Simple Sides Recipes ? Super Pork Recipes ? Energy Boosting Beef Recipes ? Mouth-Watering Lamb Recipes ? Vibrant Vegan Recipes Get a copy of Masterbuilt Smoker Cookbook 2020 with Hand-Picked Recipes for Easy and No-Fuss Meals!