Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Blue Ribbon Canning by Linda J. Amendt (Cookbook Review)

Disclosure of material connection- I received a copy of the book from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for my honest thoughts. I was not required to write a positive review and all opinions stated are 100% my own. 

About the book-

Blue Ribbon Canning takes readers on a canning journey and celebrates two American traditions--preserved food and state fairs--with more than 140 prize-winning recipes for jams, preserves, pickles, vegetables, fruit, and more, plus tips and methods for making delicious--and safe--blue ribbon recipes at home.

My thoughts-

Last summer when the canning stuff went on clearance at Target, I bought a lot of stuff! I have always wanted to can, but the whole idea of it is so overwhelming to me. I love Blue Ribbon Canning. It breaks down all of the information you need to know to safely can food. I am most excited about all the jams, jellies and preserve recipes- many of them are not your typical recipes and sound delicious to me. In addition, the book also includes all other types of canning recipes you could possibly think of- vegetables, condiments, fruit butters and syrups, and salsas. Another aspect I loved about this book were the little spotlight pages of different people throughout the United States who participate (and many times, win) in canning competitions at their local state fairs...As a Texan, I was excited to see several people highlighted from my area, but it was also fun to read about people from other parts of the country. I am hoping to get started on my canning adventure soon, I still think I might try to take a class before I begin, but I think Blue Ribbon Canning is filled with every bit of knowledge you need to get starting with canning.

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