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The complete idiot's guide to dehydrating foods
Hurt, Jeanette, author.
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Publication Information:
New York : Penguin Group (USA), Inc., 2013.

Physical Description:
xiv, 271 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Dehydrating is easy and inexpensive, and the results are loaded with flavor and nutrition. This helpful guide gives you everything you need to know to make the most of your dehydrator.
General Note:
"Simple techniques and over 170 recipes for creating and using dehydrated foods"--Cover.

"Alpha Books."
The basics of dehydrating foods. All about dehydrating ; The dehydrator's kitchen ; Food safety and storage ; Special cooking techniques -- Simple and easy dehydrated foods. Fantastic dehydrated fruits ; Versatile dehydrated vegetables ; Dehydrated herbs and blends ; Dried meats and jerkies ; Crackers, grains, granola, and more ; Dehydrating dairy -- Delicious dried food recipes. Fruit and vegetable leathers ; Vegetable and fruit powders ; Dried soups, snacks, and more ; Dehydrated raw foods ; Decadent desserts ; Perfect pet treats ; Dehydrated gifts.
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TX609 .H87 2013 Adult Non-Fiction Cooking

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The Complete Idiot's Guide® to Dehydrating Foods is a comprehensive introduction to the process of food dehydrating. Commercial dehydrators were once too expensive for the typical home, but they've become much more popular in recent years as people have discovered the value and versatility of drying foods at home for snacks such as dried fruits and vegetables, trail mix, jerkies, fruit leathers, and more, all at a fraction of the cost were they to buy commercially-dried foods.

Today, people are using their home dehydrators for drying and preserving all types of foods, from fruits and vegetables, to herbs, and even drying flowers for crafts. The authors will take readers through the process, step by step, showing them how to buy the right dehydrator for their kitchen, how to use it properly so their yield and savings are maximized, and even how they can dry foods using less conventional methods, such as a solar dryer or even their conventional oven. Readers will benefit from more than 80 recipes that will enable them to preserve and create wonderful foods that will save them time, money, and bring a entirely new offering of tastes to their kitchen.

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