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  • Paperback
  • Publisher: Robert Rose
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0778801314
  • ISBN-13: 978-0778801313
  • Product Dimensions: 17.8 x 3.2 x 25.4 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 930 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (42 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #602,906 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By CanadianMother TOP 500 REVIEWER on March 31 2012
Format: Paperback
When I wanted to get a book on canning, I decided to get the Bernardin Complete Book of Home Preserving.

This book is a good one for beginners, because it has a fairly large section at the back called "The Art and Science of Food Preservation," which explains everything a person would need to know about home canning. For those who want to jump right into canning without reading too much, the first section of the book has recipes for five popular foods (Strawberry Jam, Mint Jelly, House Salsa, Traditional Corn Relish, and Dill Pickles) that are heavy on the detail. I found this strawberry jam recipe to be helpful the first time I made jam, because I was a bit nervous and the recipe gave easier and more detailed instructions than most recipes do.

Also within this cookbook are a troubleshooting section and an extensive glossary, that are helpful to a novice canner such as myself.

Another nice feature of this book is the sheer variety of recipes. Flipping through the pages, I see so many interesting recipes that I'd like to try some time in the future, and lots of recipes that would be excellent for gift giving. The book includes sections on jams and jellies, canned fruit, salsa, relish and chutney, condiments, pickles, and tomatoes. After all this is a small section on pressure canning with a handful of recipes.

Overall, I like this book and I can definitely see myself using some of the more creative recipes in the future for holiday gift-giving. However, my one complaint is that the variety of unique recipes means that some basic recipes have been left out. For example, when I wanted to make raspberry jam a few days ago, I was surprised to find no recipe for plain raspberry jam in this book.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By B. Legg on Nov. 29 2010
Format: Paperback
When I saw this book on a store shelf, I just looked for a few specific recipes. Since the book seemed to have what I wanted, I went ahead and ordered it. I already owned several canning books that were all lacking here and there - that's why I had several!
When this book arrived, I started going through it page by page. WoW~ I haven't touched the other books since.
The only flaw I found is that some recipes will make far more than indicated, but that seems to happen with all books.
Also worth mentioning is that there is a helpline for Bernardin, so if you have any questions, they'll provide an answer. I phoned in about a recipe, and customer service went through some searches to provide me with the answer.
So, I don't hesitate to give a full five stars.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Fred on Aug. 20 2010
Format: Paperback
Remember when you were a young girl, and your mom started you off with her Five Roses Cooking book? Well, this Bernardin book on Home Preserving is just that. It is the book that you will refer to everytime you put away your garden tomatoes, or when you make jams, jellies and pickles. The recipes are all there. Their hints and suggestions make it easy for a beginner and expert, to put away their garden produce safely. This is the book that needs to be bought first. I wouldn`t recommend any other.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Elaine Armstrong on Aug. 17 2013
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
This book covers everything you need for canning, how to do it and super recipes that I have already tried and enjoyed. If you're a newbie to canning, this is the book for you. If you're already experienced in canning, you'll love the recipe ideas!
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12 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Shelley Koski on July 1 2006
Format: Paperback
The New Preserving Book is filled with great recipes,tips and ideas for home canning. I am very happy with it, I would recommend this book for anyone that enjoys home canning.
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By Sally on Nov. 16 2014
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
I was new to gardening/canning. My grandma helped me out a bit with her knowledge but this was a great book that explains everything, all equipment needed, how to prep, and has tons of recipes. The ones we have tried so far are good. Would recommend to any beginner for sure but there are tons of recipes so I think would be a great addition to any canner.
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Bill W. Lake on Dec 2 2008
Format: Paperback
If you are all interested in canning, you MUST have this book. It has been my bible. All recipes are safe to can with no worry. Be careful of recipes you find on the net. Botulism is not a nice thing.
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By Natacha on March 6 2014
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
perfect book even for beginners, everything is describe step by step. simple and easy with all the traditional recipes, exactly want i wanted !
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