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The Joy of Keeping a Root Cellar: Canning, Freezing, Drying, Smoking and Preserving the Harvest


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ISBN13: 9781602399754
ISBN10: 1602399751
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The winning team behind The Joy of Keeping Chickens returns, this time with a complete guide to building and maintaining a root cellar—even if its just a dark and cool closet. This cheap, easy, energy-saving way will keep the harvest fresh all year long. Here, readers will learn:
  • Which fruits and vegetables store best
  • How to build a root cellar in the country, suburbs, or city
  • How to deal with specific environmental challenges
  • Storage techniques ranging from canning to pickling and smoking to drying
  • Recipes for everything from tomato sauce to venison jerky
Root cellaring isnt just for off-the-grid types or farmers with large gardens. Storing food makes good sense, both financially and environmentally. And root cellars can easily fit anywhere. In this intelligent, convincing book, authors Megyesi and Hansen show how to make them part of every readers life.


A comprehensive, full-color guide to root cellaring--storing vegetables, meat, and more.

About the Author

Jennifer Megyesi and her husband own and run the Fat Rooster Farm in Vermont. She holds a master's degree in wildlife biology and has worked for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Her farm is currently breeding Cuckoo Marans chickens, famed for laying chocolate-colored eggs. She lives on the farm with her husband and son in Royalton, Vermont.Geoff Hansen is a photographer and editor at the Valley News in Lebanon, New Hampshire. He has published in Newsweek, USA Today, and The New York Times. He lives in Tunbridge, Vermont, with his wife, daughter, and two beagles.

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ShannonR, November 13, 2010 (view all comments by ShannonR)
Combine two parts how-to with one part story telling and you have a read that not only convinces readers they are capable of preserving a year's worth of food, but makes them yearn to do it. In The Joy of Keeping a Root Cellar, Jennifer Megyesi passes down generations of knowledge on planting, growing, harvesting, canning, freezing, pickling, and storing a bounty of fruits and vegetables, as well as methods for preserving eggs, dairy, and meat. If one could travel back in time and spend a year on an ancestor's homestead, they would be hard-pressed to learn more than what's taught here. Liberally peppered with stories and anecdotes, the author addresses the modern day struggle to connect with our food and the earth that provides it. This is a book you will reference frequently for many years to come.
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Megyesi, Jennifer
Skyhorse Publishing
Hansen, Geoff
Hansen, Geoff
Methods - General
Methods - Canning & Preserving
Sustainable living
Canning & Preserving
Culinary Arts & Techniques
Cooking and Food-Preserving
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Trade Paper
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100 color photographs
9 x 6 x 1 in

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