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Canning Books for Beginners

Stock your home library with the best canning books so that you can make your home food preservation efforts are safe and delicious.

Oh sure, you can peruse the internet and a multitude of websites (including this one) full of delicious recipes, but having a few favorite canning books within reach at all times ensures that you can continue in the case of power outages and make sure those websites are giving you the safest, most accurate information.

You don’t need an entire library or even a shelf full of books, just one or two books can instill confidence in a beginner canner and inspire the more experienced.

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Frugal Books

Good books are a great investment in your simple living goals but can obviously be expensive. If funds are limited, buy just 1 or 2 of the books we recommend below and make sure to buy the most recent edition to get any important updates for processing.

Obviously used books abound both online and in your local thrift shops, etc. If buying older canning books, be sure to visit the National Center for Home Food Preservation and double check that you have the latest food safety recommendations. It’s easy to just note these new updates in pen in your older used books.

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The Best Books for Beginner Canners

Canning books abound and new ones are being released all the time, but as experienced canners and book lovers these are the ones we recommend most often for keeping on the home library shelves.

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