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I am set on learning to can this summer and at least making a lot of tomato and peach products. I have a friend who is willing to demonstrate the process to me beginning to end, but I feel like I need a good solid book resource to refer to.<br><br>
I want a book that tells about the principles, the process, the basics, harder stuff (like pesto?) for when I get braver, and LOTS of recipes, please!<br><br>
So what is your favorite canning book? Give me a review on your favs.
 

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Well, theres the basic ball blue book of home canning which has all the basics in it and is great. If your looking for more tried-and-true, safety tested recipes I also have (and love!) the <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/redirect.html?ie=UTF8&linkCode=ur2&camp=1789&creative=9325&tag=motheringhud-20&location=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.amazon.com%2FBall-Complete-Book-Home-Preserving%2Fdp%2F0778801314%2Fref%3Dsr_1_1%3Fie%3DUTF8%26s%3Dbooks%26qid%3D1274482375%26sr%3D8-1" target="_blank">ball complete book of home preserving</a>, which has *TONS* of recipes, and most all of them that I've made thus far have bee great <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
Good luck! Canning is very, very rewarding!! I haven't bought jelly or jam in a couple of years now - its really so easy and so much better than anything from the store!!
 

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I agree. Ball is the one to get.<br><br>
I don't have the one linked above. But I do have a Ball canning book.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">The ball one is great, I also really like <b>Putting Food By</b></div>
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That's what I'd recommend. If I had to pick just one.
 

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I have the Ball Complete Book of Home Preserving and like it. It has tons of recipes and all the basic info you need to get started. I also have the smaller Ball Blue Book. It has all the info to get started and several recipes, but many fewer than the Complete Book.<br><br>
I'd also love to get Putting Food By.<br><br><div style="margin:20px;margin-top:5px;">
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<div style="font-style:italic;">Good luck! Canning is very, very rewarding!! I haven't bought jelly or jam in a couple of years now - its really so easy and so much better than anything from the store!!</div>
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Okay, so the top two are Ball and Putting Food By.<br><br>
Thanks for the recommendations! I can't wait to get started.
 
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