More and more people have discovered what Grandma always knew: Canning and preserving allow for wholesome, tasty treats year round. This comprehensive guide provides practical basics along with step-by-step photos and 20 unique seasonal recipes. Learn about the tools of the trade, crucial safety tips, hot water bath processing and pressure canning. Discover the all-important science of salt and sugar, and how to select the best possible ingredients. Three topic-specific primers cover pickles, relishes and chutneys; jams, jellies, butters and curds; and whole fruits and vegetables. Hardcover; 136 pages.