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Drying is a simple and easy way to preserve fresh fruits, vegetables, meats, and herbs. This comprehensive guide includes everything you need to know to get started, whether you are using a dehydrator, your own oven, or the sun. Expert Teresa Marrone thoroughly covers the basic techniques, all the way through storing and rehydrating your dried foods. From apples to watermelon, asparagus to zucchini, basil to beef, you'll find solid instructions that will ensure great results every time. Marrone also includes recipes for using your dried foods in a wide range of delicious dishes, from pies and cookies to stews and casseroles. There are even instructions for drying fresh pasta and making vegetable snack chips and baby-food purees.
Enjoy that fresh harvest taste all year. Whether you re using a dehydrator, oven, or the sun s rays, you can easily dry your own vegetables, fruits, herbs, and meat. Teresa Marrone s simple step-by-step instructions cover all the basics you need to know about drying, storing, and rehydrating your favorite foods. With over 140 dried-food recipes ranging from veggie chips to casseroles and beef jerky to baby purees you ll be amazed at the variety of healthy and delicious options that dried foods offer.
About the Author
Teresa Marrone is the author of several cookbooks, field guides, and regional books. She is very active in her local food scene and has written numerous profiles and features for magazines including Edible Twin Cities and Backyard Living. Her interest in drying foods began with her passion for camping and her desire to eat well in the wilderness. She lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota.