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Can anyone suggest a good book on jarring foods?

Neither DH or I have ever jarred foods, but we're interested in learning. He just asked for a book or starter kit for fathers day (or his B-day which happens a few weeks later) Does anyone have a favorite book? A few that caught my eye online were The Ball Blue Book, The Kerr book, and the Joy of Canning. Also, if we have a nice deep stock pot, how neccessary is a "starter kit" I saw some that seemed to consist of a big deep pot, a "jar grabber" and a wide mouthed funnel, but they seemed a bit pricey... Any good tips?

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Asked by earthmama727 at 8:48 PM on Jun. 16, 2011 in Shopping

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  • You will need a canner and there will be an instruction booklet that comes with it. There are 2 types--water bath and pressure. Water bath is for tomatoes, pickles and other high acid products. The pressure canner is needed for low acid vegetables like green beans. There will be all the instructions you need. If you want recipes for particular pickles or other items, you can look on the internet for those or you can buy one of the books you mentioned, among others.

    Answer by NannyB. at 9:12 PM on Jun. 16, 2011

  • no book sugg go on u tube

    Answer by rinamomof2 at 5:58 PM on Jun. 18, 2011

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