Product Description The dehydrator is an incredibly useful tool for long-term food storage and making the most of your garden harvest. The Ultimate Dehydrator Cookbook contains everything you need to know to get the greatest value from a home dehydrator.Includes tips on selecting a dehydrator, as well as proper sanitation, storage, and rehydration techniquesIndividual entries on how to dehydrate all manner of berries, fruits, vegetables, greens, herbs, and edible flowers include information on how to prep, dehydration temperatures, and timesIncludes recipes for making your own teas, herb blends and rubs, flavored oils, instant baby food, jerky, and fruit leathersIncludes nearly 400 recipes for cooking from your dehydrator pantry. There is an entire chapter dedicated to slow cooker recipes using dehydrated ingredients and one on dehydrated meals for backpackers and campers Review "The Ultimate Dehydrator Cookbook is just that: the Ultimate...Its 18 chapters cover every aspect of dehydration and cooking with dehydrated foods...This book is great for those who are nervously just getting started on food preservation with all the information needed to successfully preserve food for later. It is also perfect for those who are moderate dehydrator-users already as it supplies exciting ideas to experiment with. I use my dehydrators frequently and consider myself a moderate to experienced home dehydrator and as I read this book I found countless ideas that blew my mind." (A Life Beyond Money blog 2014-09-29)"The amount of detail in this gem of a food preservation book shows...that the authors really know their craft. Things I never would have considered doing with my dehydrator or the foods I had dehydrated! There are 398 recipes included and I don't mean just soups and stews. How about instant soup mixes, packets for dry rubs for flavoring meat and--wait for it--desserts." (HomesteadDreamer.com 2014-09-22)"Far more than a simple cookbook, the authors preface the recipes with dozens of pages outlining the principles and benefits of dehydration...Fully half the book is dedicated to recipes on using your home-dehydrated foods actively as ingredients, rather than thinking of them as standalone foods. For example, a layered mélange of dehydrated vegetables in a jar makes a simple just-add-water soup that is not just handy, but makes a thoughtful gift. Smoothies can brim with the flavor of ripe summer fruit year-round." (Sean Timberlake Punk Domestics.com 2014-09-29)"This quickly became one of the most valued books in my library...I can point to numerous examples of things that I just did not know even after three years of dehydrating...You need this book first--BEFORE you start. And you need to pay special attention to the first three chapters--25 pages of easy, enjoyable, plain English reading with plenty of timesaving tips, troubleshooting sections, and references of other places to look in the book for related reading. Once you have done that, you can begin to use this book as your standard, go-to reference for specifics on dehydrating particular goods for particular purposes." (Jo Rellimi Homestead Chronicles.com 2014-10-11)"Whether you are an avid gardener or you bring your produce home from the grocery store, The Ultimate Dehydrator Cookbook will inspire and motivate you!...I was originally unenthusiastic about dehydrating because I'm a home canner...After reading this book, I was very surprised at the amount of nutrients that are lost when it comes to preserving food by freezing, canning and dehydrating. And you guessed it, dehydrating is the best option for preserving those nutrients!...Not only will the book inspire you to dehydrate more, but the wonderful recipe section will have you dreaming up all kinds of meals and desserts for your family." (The Survival Mom.com 2014-10-14)"I was intrigued by the part of the title that mentioned 398 recipes. That alone is a lot of recipes, but for dehydrating food that is huge!
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