Saturday, July 20, 2013

Review:The Amish Canning Cookbook by:Georgia Varozza

 The Amish Canning Cookbook
About the Book:
From the author of The Homestyle Amish Kitchen Cookbook comes a great new collection of recipes, hints, and Plain wisdom for everyone who loves the idea of preserving fresh, wholesome foods. Whether instructing a beginning canner or helping a seasoned cook hone her skills, certified Master Food Preserver Georgia Varozza shows people how to get the very best out of their food. Here, readers will find...
a short history of canning lists of all the tools and supplies needed to get started basic instructions for safe canning recipes for canning fruit, vegetables, meat, soups, sauces, and more guidelines for adapting recipes to fit personal tastes
With its expert advice and warm tones, The Amish Canning Cookbook will become a beloved companion to those who love the tradition, frugality, and home-style flavor of Amish cooking!

Georgia Varozza
About the Author:
Georgia Varozza, author of The Homestyle Amish Kitchen Cookbook (nearly 50,000 copies sold), is a certified master food preserver. She teaches people how to prepare and preserve healthy foods; live simply with integrity, and get the most from what they have. She works in publishing and lives in a small Oregon community. Georgia loves being with her kids and grandkids and enjoys cooking, spinning, and knitting. Visit Georgia at www.georgiaplainandsimple.blogspot.com.

My Review:
 The Amish have a knack for taking plain and simple living and making it very attractive to an Englisher. Georgia Varozza's latest book The Amish Canning Cookbook is just that. It takes canning something as plain and simple that seems an arduous task and gives it to you straight forward and easy to understand.

 The author has politely gone through and chosen several items to inform us of and explain in relation to the subject and the ways of the Amish in connection to it. Ms. Varozza gives you a brief history on canning. As every good canner will tell you, you will need a list of things to get you started, this list is included in the book. The author takes into consideration that you just may be new to all of this. For example, did you know that there are two different methods of canning, one being the water bath canning method and the other being the pressure canner method?

 There are many aspects to canning that can be learned and used for years and generations to come. Recipes are included, which is a great help to those of us just starting out.  You will not only learn to can vegetables or learn to make jams and jellies but you will also learn how to can different types of meats. The ideas and possibilities are endless. And what was also helpful; that was included in the book, was a whole chapter dedicated to the what went wrong crowd, if your attempt at this didn't go quite as expected.

 The author has thought of everything you could possibly need and then some in the hopes of being a help to you and your family.

 **Disclosure** This book was sent to me free of charge from Harvest House Publishers for my honest review.