Canning Book: Put ‘Em Up (+ giveaway!)

Put 'Em Up

One of the things I love most about the fact that canning and home food preservation is gaining popularity is how it’s meant an increase in beautifully designed, thoughtfully written and downright inspirational books on the subject.

Put 'Em Up

Take, for instances, Put ‘em Up!, a new release by Sherri Brooks Vinton. The book bills itself as “A Comprehensive Home Preservation Guide” and covers not only canning, but also drying and freezing. And truly, after spending several days paging through this hefty number, I think she’s managed to cover just about everything you’d want to know on the subject.

Put 'Em Up

I’m particularly smitten with the line drawings they’ve used in place of illustrative photographs. Though I like a pretty food image as much as the next girl, I could see how they could be distracting when your primary goal is to convey deeply useful information in a crisp and intelligible manner.

Put 'Em Up

This isn’t to say that there aren’t any photos in the book. You’ll find pages like this at the front of each section, each featuring a number of quirky and colorful examples of what you could make, should you choose to pick up a copy.

Put 'Em Up

Don’t you just love this two-page spread on how to make fermented pickles! It’s just so helpful! As you can tell, I have something of a crush on this book. Call it my canning companion of the moment.

If you’re thinking that you’d like to make a copy of this book yours, leave a comment on this post. Tell me about your favorite pickle and do it before Tuesday, July 20th at 11:59 p.m. (I’ll be closing the comments at that time). I have two copies of this book to give away (provided by the publisher), so your chances to win are even greater than normal (and, if you don’t win, I’d still recommend picking up a copy. It’s less than $14 on Amazon).

Let the giveaway begin!

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560 Responses to Canning Book: Put ‘Em Up (+ giveaway!)

  1. 551
    Kelly says:

    I’m in a pickle! Obsessed with Ball jars and fascinated with canning but a bit timid to try. Searching for confidence & instruction. Love the baby gherkin.

  2. 552
    Stephanie says:

    I have just started canning and the first pickle I have canned is the pickled pineapple!! I want to learn how to make the garlicky kosher dill pickle. Those were a classic in my house growing up.

    Thanks for your great site!! I have learned so much already. :)

  3. 553
    Karen says:

    My mother and grandmother always made mustard pickles. Love your website!

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    Mary Ellen says:

    Would LOVE to be considered! thanks!

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    April says:

    Well, so far I’ve only made one batch of pickles and while I halved the recipe in general I forgot to half the salt… so they were super salty. I’m sure the next batch will be amazing in comparison.

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    Savannah N. says:

    Ooh, it had me at the idea of fermented, non-brined pickles.

  7. 557
    Jessica says:

    Bread & Butter pickles. Mmm, mmm, mmm! Can’t wait to start making some. Thank you!

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    IslandEAT says:

    With so many pickles (and pickle-relishes!) from which to choose, I’d say a new dill pickle in a great deli with a corned beef sandwich (or would that be a cornichon with wonderful pate or??).

    Thanks,

    Dan

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