Preserving food links

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General

Allotment Foods lots of info on all kinds of food storing and preserving
Food Preserving FAQ HUGE resource – FAQ with every question you could think of about food preserving
Fruit Expert info on storing and preserving fruit
Love Food Hate Waste campaigning against wasting food
National Center for Home Food Preservation US site with lots of info
PreserveFood.com another US site with lots of info
Preserving of Food Through the Middle Ages fascinating article with food preservation techniques going back to the Romans
University of California lots of pdf documents on food safety and preservation methods
Wikipedia entry on food preservation – info on different methods
The Women’s Institute campaign against food waste, plus info on other food-related issues

Thermometers, strainers, funnels, pans & other useful kit

Global Cookshop lots of stuff
Head Cook lots more stuff
JBC Online kilner jars & other glassware
Lakeland preserving jars & equipment
Patteson’s Glass suppliers of glass jars & bottles
Vigo fruit presses plus food preserving equipment

Bottling / canning (in the States, bottling is canning)

North Dakota State Uni lots of articles about canning / bottling
USDA Publications a series of pdf guides to selecting, preparing & canning vegetables, tomatoes, fruits, jams, jellies, meat, poultry, seafood, fermented foods and pickles

Drying / dehydration

How Do I Dry? how to dry a range of foods – from the NCHFP
Mother Earth News build a solar dehydrator
Part Select how to preserve food by drying
Review of Solar Food Drying article and bibliography on solar food drying
The Solar Cooking Archive Wiki wiki article on solar food dryers
SunWorks information on solar food drying

Fermenting

How Do I Ferment? how to ferment a range of foods – from the NCHFP
Preparing and Canning Fermented
Foods and Pickled Vegetables
35-page pdf guide from the USDA via the National Center for Home Food Preservation

Jams & jellies

How Do I Make Jams & Jellies? how to make a huge range of jams & jellies – from the NCHFP
Preparing and Canning Jams & Jellies (pdf) 13-page pdf guide from the USDA via the National Center for Home Food Preservation

Pickling / chutneys

Home Cooking chutney recipes
How Do I Pickle? how to pickle a range of foods – from the NCHFP
Pickled Recipes recipes for pickling lots of different foods
PickYourOwn.org making homemade pickles – loads of info
Preparing and Canning Fermented
Foods and Pickled Vegetables
35-page pdf guide from the USDA via the National Center for Home Food Preservation

Salt & sugar preserving

EHow how to preserve food by salt curing
WiseGEEK why salt and sugar preserve food

Storing / clamping / hanging / root cellars

Organic Gardening Magazine article on building a root cellar
How Do I Store? how to store a range of foods – from the NCHFP
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