take it from someone immersed in the world of canning and preserving - and with more canning books than i care to admit: ashley's got it right with clear and easy-to-understand instructions, all the basic preserves that your grandma made, plus a lot of new ones with a worldly flair and exciting flavors! i love the look and feel of the book itself. and the best part imo, is the 'portrait of a canner' spots throughout the book that give insight into the diverse community that makes up today's canning revolution.
this is a book for experienced canners. i've been canning regularly for years and have ear-marked a good number of recipes i can't wait to get in my kitchen and try! and perfect for someone who has not yet put jar to boiling water - there is no guessing here. everything you need to know to can safely & surely.
a preserving handbook that calls to the new generation of canners...one i imagine will become well-worn with use.