Synopses & Reviews
The winning team behind The Joy of Keeping Chickens
returns, this time with a complete guide to building and maintaining a root cellareven 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.
"The helpful tips, recipes, charts, gorgeous photographs, and personal anecdotes interspersed throughout provide a rich experience and make the ideas feel more accessible. This well-organized, thoughtful, and comprehensive guide is also a pleasure to leaf through. Recommended." Library Journal
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.