Best book for a beginner canner

Discussion in 'Egg, Chicken, & Other Favorite Recipes' started by Gonzo, Feb 9, 2010.

  1. Gonzo

    Gonzo Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 25, 2009
    Southwestern, In
    Hi! I'm going to give canning a try this year. I've always wanted to, but never had the time till now. Are there any good books to help get me going, or any tips I may need to get going? [​IMG]

    Thanks Ya'll In Advance~Wendy
  2. Countrywife

    Countrywife Corrupted by a Redneck

    Aug 20, 2009
    start by searching google. just type in canning tomatos, canning corn, whatever, and you can gather a bunch of info that way.
  3. peeplessinNC

    peeplessinNC Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 23, 2008
    NC Piedmont
  4. ScoobyRoo

    ScoobyRoo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 21, 2008
    Land of OZ
    Quote:Yes, buy the BBB and keep it handy. I think it is just as quick to refer to the book than the internet. Once you familiarize yourself with the basic canning wheather it be water bath or pressure cooker, then you can venture outside the box. You will be glad you did it. It is rewarding. Hardly a day goes by here in my kitchen without popping a lid off a jar of something. Today is Speghetti sauce. Yesterday was beef stock and more.

    There are a lot of canners on this forum to help with a variety of recipes and or questions you may have.

    Join the canning club on BYC!
  5. maplesky7

    maplesky7 Flock Mistress

    Jun 14, 2008
    N. IL.
    stop by your older neighbors home when she cans and help and then you will see it isn't all that complicated... at least that's what I did.
  6. DuckLady

    DuckLady Administrator~~~ BYC Store Support Staff Member

    Jan 11, 2007
    Washington State
    Ball Blue Book is a great book for anyone who cans. Beginner to County Fair winner!
  7. Chickie'sMoma

    Chickie'sMoma Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 21, 2009
    Rochester, NH
    Ball's Blue Book. but get 2, 1 to use to look through and the other take the pages out of it and put into a binder with page protectors for when you are cooking and need to look at the recipe (makes for easy page cleaning). if i had done this to begin with i wouldn't have to buy the second book!
  8. CoyoteMagic

    CoyoteMagic RIP ?-2014

    Any of the Ball canning books you can find.
  9. CedarRidgeChicks

    CedarRidgeChicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 5, 2009
    Adair Co.Ky
    I agree Ball Blue Book....but..our extension office has several free booklets on canning..also at one time they gave canning may want to check with yours.

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