Updated May 11, 2020


Canning - Free Easy Instructions
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Canning Books and Where To Find Them

Canning - FREE Easy Instructions

USDA Complete Guide to Home Canning, including food safety fact sheets, canning fact sheets and specific canning projects brought to you from the University of Utah or view it by Chapter below:

Guide 1: Principles of Home Canning
Guide 2: Preparing and Canning Fruit and Fruit Products
Guide 3: Preparing and Canning Tomatoes and Tomato Products
Guide 4: Preparing and Canning Vegetables and Vegetable Products
Guide 5: Preparing and Canning Poultry, Red Meats and Seafoods
Guide 6: Preparing and Canning Fermented Foods and Pickled Vegetables
Guide 7: Preparing and Canning Jams and Jellies
More on Canning from Utah State University

Rec.Food.Preserving and this FAQ, and Introduction - quality food preserving FAQ provided by dozens of contributors and canning pros. A must read for new and seasoned canners.

Home Canning Tips from Bernardin - Canada's leading manufacturer of home canning products and common sense "how-to's"


PRESSURE CANNERS? Where can I find them? They aren't plentiful in Australia, so here are several suggestions:1. Run an ad in you local newspaper for "an American type canner". Hopefully this will turn up a second hand pressure canner for you.
2. Check with Myers or other department stores that sell housewares in your larger cities. The Myers even in Ballarat stocked Tefal brand.
3. Check with nicer kitchen specialty shops. Again in Ballarat, Le Kitchen stocks Fissler which is a lovely unit. When purchasing a pressure cooker, make sure it is tall enough for your jars. Bigger is better! Any of these canners should process at least the 1/2 or 3/4 liter size, but canners need to be tall enough so there is space between the top of the jar lid and the canner.
4. Order a pressure canner from the U.S. This is what Stan and I did. There are many reputable suppliers with on-line ordering possible. Here are some sources.

Bernardin's On-Line Canning Recipe Search

62 Timeless Canning Recipes Only Grandma Knew to Make

How to Can Everything ~ 100+ Canning Recipes from A to Z


Ball Blue Book Guide To Preserving 37th Edition Cook Book Many stores like Wal-Mart carry this in the States. Amazon is not the best price. Ace Hardware, Bed, Bath & Beyond, Walmart & VKP Brands are half the cost. Published in 2015.

Putting Food By (1991). Janet Greene, Ruth Hertzberg, Beatrice Vaughan. ISBN 0-452-26899-0.
If you only can afford one book on this subject, this is the one to get.
by Janet C. Greene, Ruth Hertzberg (Contributor), Beatrice Vaughan (Contributor)

Stocking Up: America's Classic Preserving Guide Ic Preserving Guide, Completely Revised and Updated

by Carol Hupping
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Paperback - 627 pages Rev&Updtd edition (June 1990)
Fireside; ISBN: 0671693956

Stocking Up (1990). Carol Hupping. ISBN 0-671-69395. This is the book compiled by the Rodale Institute. Check for copyright dates, especially if you are curing meats. Early editions have meat curing protocols and recipes, the latest edition does not.
There are many good quality canning books; however we have these three in our collection and can vouch they are worth their weight in gold!