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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
on September 16, 2001
This is a fantastic reference for drying food.
The author takes the time to explain in detail the different methods of preparing food for dehydrating food. She discusses sulfiting, steaming, no prep. etc. The author also explains the various methods of drying food (oven, dehydrator etc.) The pictures only enhance the text. Further more, the author provides several charts (one for fruit, one for vegies, one for meat, one for herbs) regarding how well certain foods dry, how long each food will save when dried. I particularly liked the recipes that used dried foods.
This is a great book to have if you are interested in drying foods. I constantly refer to this book every time I dry the extra food we have on hand.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on August 24, 1998
This book provides step-by-step instructions for drying fruits, vegetables, herbs and meats, along with tasty recipes that use dried foods. I loved the creative ideas for fruit roll-ups, a hit with kids of all ages! If you have a baby in the house, there are several recipes for making your own baby food! The author also gives references for different products on the market. This book is easy to read and understand - a must for anyone who would like to learn more about food-drying.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on August 21, 1998
This book gives step by step instructions for drying every type of fruit, vegetable & meat that you can imagine. There are great ideas for creative ways to make and serve fruit roll-ups, a hit with kids of any age! If you have a baby in the house, there are even recipes for making your own baby foods! I recommend this book to anyone who is interested in drying foods.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on October 27, 2009
I bought a 20-year old dehydrator and Deanna's book (publ. 1979) came with it. So why did I need another? Because it was so well-used that it was falling apart and no amount of tape could save it. Ironically, I read the reviews on her book and, based on them, I ordered it, not realizing I had the earlier version so it appears it is still a definitive guide on dehydrating. The info has been updated to reflect subtle changes in the last 30 years and now includes websites. The only thing missing are the dozens of colour pictures from the earlier version -- so I guess I'll be keeping it anyway.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on August 23, 2013
Always good to know how to dehydrate food that is plentiful so that you'll have it for the leaner times. This book delivers solid, helpful direcitons.
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on May 14, 2015
Needed more simple instructions and photos would have been nice. Book seems very wordy.
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on May 9, 2015
I didn't find this book very helpful.
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on September 5, 2014
great for the beginner.
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