From the experts, this is the definitive book on home preserving. As nutrition and food quality have become more important, home canning and preserving has increased in popularity for the benefits it offers: cooks gain control of the ingredients, including organic fruits and vegetables; preserving foods at their freshest point locks in nutrition; the final product is free of chemical additives and preservatives; store-bought brands cannot match the wonderful flavour of homemade; only a few hours are needed to put up a batch of jam or relish; and home preserves make a great personal gift any time of year. The 400 innovative and enticing recipes include everything from salsas and savoury sauces to pickles, chutneys, relishes, and of course, jams, jellies, and fruit spreads. The book includes comprehensive directions on safe canning and preserving methods, plus lists of required equipment and utensils. Specific instructions for first-timers and handy tips for the experienced make the Complete Book of Home Preserving a valuable addition to any kitchen library.