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"Putting Food By" question

Discussion in 'Hobbies' started by okiegirl, Oct 27, 2009.

  1. okiegirl

    okiegirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I posted this on the Self Sufficient site, so sorry if you've seen it twice.

    I'm a memeber of paperbackswap.com (love this site)

    anway, I have a chance to get this book, but it's the 1973 version. I'm not sure if I should wait and try to get a more updated version or if they are all basically the same.

    any ideas?
     
  2. jenjscott

    jenjscott Mosquito Beach Poultry

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    Some of the older books are better because they weren't worried about getting sued, so they told you what worked for them. Most of the information should still be appropriate for today. Just my opinion, but I love my 1950's cookbook. NO MICROWAVE recipes!!!
     
  3. Scrambled Egg

    Scrambled Egg Flock Mistress

    Aug 29, 2007
    Fayetteville, NC
    Yes and they are so sinfully rich with calories and cholesterol that I too love using them sometimes, haha!! Fried foods, real butter, whole milk, real sugar....anything in moderation is ok..at least that's my motto and I am a size 10, so yes, buy it and enjoy the foods [​IMG]
     
  4. A.T. Hagan

    A.T. Hagan Don't Panic

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    Putting Food By was one of the best works in its field ever published in my opinion. Sadly it is now out of print and no longer updated. I'd get it.

    All of this said you'll want to get a recent copy of the Ball Blue Book for moder, updated times and pressures for canning. PFB is great for explaining why you are doing what you are doing instead of simply telling you to do it. But you're going to need a recent Blue Book for the most up to date guidelines.

    .....Alan.
     
  5. Feathered Wings

    Feathered Wings Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 9, 2008
    Georgia
    I love the old cook and canning books they give more information and you use "real" ingredients not the canned fruit some recipes recommend now.

    I have 2 old cook books Meta Givens Modern Encyclopedias of cooking vol 1 and 2 1959. (anybody know how many volumes there were)
    The cakes you make from these recipes are the best ever and there are recipes on how to cook possum and musk rat LOL
    Then i have a Progressive Farmers cookbook 1960 and those recipes are great too.

    Got all these books at flea markets for like a dollar each
     
  6. okiegirl

    okiegirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ok, ya'll talked me into it.

    if you're a book junkie (like me) I love paperbackswap.com

    you list all your books you don't want anymore, when someone wants one, you pay to ship it to them. you get a credit and use that credit to get books other don't want.

    very cool
     
  7. Frogdogtimestwo

    Frogdogtimestwo Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 21, 2008
    A.T. Hagan :

    Putting Food By was one of the best works in its field ever published in my opinion. Sadly it is now out of print and no longer updated. I'd get it.

    All of this said you'll want to get a recent copy of the Ball Blue Book for moder, updated times and pressures for canning. PFB is great for explaining why you are doing what you are doing instead of simply telling you to do it. But you're going to need a recent Blue Book for the most up to date guidelines.

    .....Alan.

    I have the fourth edition of this book by Janet Greene, Ruth Hertzberg, Beatrice Vaughan that I bought six months ago off of amazon for around 11.00 It does have updated information however the original is probably still very useful.​
     
  8. Quote:Tried paperback book swap but was spending to much money buying credits for what i wanted so I switched to swaptree.com and bookmooch. like both of them much better.Esp Swaptree, its book trade even, check them out I think you will be surprised at Swaptree esp. LOVE THAT SITE marrie
     
  9. A.T. Hagan

    A.T. Hagan Don't Panic

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    Quote:I just now checked Amazon and they are showing the fourth edition as having a copyright date of 1988. Does yours have newer info than that? It would be great if a newer edition has come out since then. I have the 1988 edition and the original from the seventies already.

    .....Alan.
     
    Last edited: Oct 28, 2009
  10. PortageGirl

    PortageGirl Chillin' With My Peeps

    I had that version and it is an awesome book.. worth having either way I'd say. I lost track of it in/around 1980-83 when I moved multiple times.... maybe I'll go looking for one too. I think that's where I got a fantastic recipe for dilly-beans. mmmmmm
     

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