The Complete Idiot's Guide to Dehydrating Foods

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Dehydrating Foods

Book - 2013
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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.

Publisher: Indianapolis, IN : Alpha Books, c2013
ISBN: 9781615642267
Branch Call Number: ANF 641.614 HUR
Characteristics: xiv, 271 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Alternative Title: Dehydrating foods


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Jan 04, 2017

Excellent basic info for a Newbie (like me) to the world or dehydration.
Bought the book, bought a dehydrator.
Can't wait for the culinary experiences to begin.
My grandchildren enjoy 'grand-papa's' culinary novelties.
(Whatever it takes to make them eat more veggies and fruits!)

0Charlie Nov 10, 2014

Straight forward information on dehydrating food. Good for the beginner. While I am used to preparing jerky, leathers and dried camping food, I enjoyed the section on preparing desserts in the dehydrator. A good source.

Mar 13, 2014

Hardly anything on raw food dehydration, almost everything is cooked first, then dried or dried at high temps. I was looking for new ideas for raw dehydrated food.

Dec 08, 2013

If you want to learn more about using a dehydrator, this book is definitely a good starting place. What I found most surprising is that the book has an entire section on desserts made with dehydrators (especially good for low heat cooking, "raw" baking). An easy, simple read.

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