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Subject: Canning and Jam Cookbook
Date Posted: 12/7/2008 4:46 AM ET
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I'm seeking a cookbook(s) that would include step by step canning directions and recipes on how to do ANYTHING with canning and jamming.

I had bought a Fannie Farmer as that was recommended but its a baking book.

Any idea?

Subject: Canning and Jam Cookbook
Date Posted: 12/9/2008 4:46 AM ET
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The book to get is Ball Blue Book of Preserving. It is the classic canning book that has been published since 1909. The newest edition is readily available online. Don't think we have it on here. But I guess you could wish list it.














Date Posted: 12/10/2008 1:23 PM ET
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a lot of the canning rules changed in 1989. So be wary of older cookbooks. 


Date Posted: 1/28/2009 12:19 AM ET
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Bumping this back up as I got lost in my life. Help save me! lol

So basically a newer version of Ball Blue book of preserving would be good?

Date Posted: 1/31/2009 10:22 PM ET
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I would agree the  Bell Blue Book is great.  I have used it a lot.  Wal-Mart carries it in the Spring. 


Date Posted: 2/8/2009 10:28 PM ET
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Sometimes your state agriculture department will have a book.  If you have a "canning kitchen" in your county you could check there.  And yes, updated info is imperative.  Things are updated continuosly and you do want the best info you can get.  When you have put that amout of work and care into your product, you don't want to jeopradize   the health of your family and friends. 

Date Posted: 2/23/2009 10:54 PM ET
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We use the Ball Blue Book a lot.  There is also the Ball Complete Book of Canning and Preserving, if I recall correctly. I use that one a lot.  The Blue Book goes into better detail about the 'how to's. The "Complete Book" has more recipes, I think.

There are also some good state-sponsored websites. 

Date Posted: 2/26/2009 4:56 PM ET
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You also might try the USDA Canning Guide. It tells you how to can tons of things with instructions as to how to can the things that it doesn't cover. I did a quick count on their Jams & Jellies page and found something like 85 recipes. The link is the HTML version of the guide. On the USDA site itself, you can find the PDF version. I don't think there's a print version.