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The Solar Food Dryer
How to Make and Use Your Own High-Performance, Sun-powered Food Dehydrator
Solar food drying is the healthy, sustainable way to preserve high-quality, locally grown foods. Food drying has become very popular in recent years, with electric food dryers now available in almost every department store. But instead of using costly electricity for the job, you can easily build yourself a dehydrator that uses the power of the sun to dry your food.
The Solar Food Dryer describes how to use solar energy to preserve your summer’s harvest. With your own solar-powered food dryer, you can quickly and efficiently dry all your extra garden veggies, fruits and herbs to keep their goodness all year long – with free sunshine! Solar food dryers perform amazingly well under a wide range of conditions, working effectively in almost any climate where you can grow fruits and vegetables.
As a bonus, solar food drying is a great way to learn about solar energy and to experience the incredible power of the sun – as well as being a great deal of fun! Included are: complete step-by-step plans for building a high-performance, low-cost solar food dryer from readily available materials, solar energy design concepts, food drying tips and recipes, resources, references, solar charts and more. Highly illustrated with both photographs and helpful design and construction plans.
By Eben Fodor
122 pages; $15.95 value
The Beginner’s Guide to Making & Using Dried Foods
Learn How to Preserve Fresh Fruits, Vegetables, Herbs, and Meat With a Dehydrator, a Kitchen Oven, or the Sun
Drying is a simple and easy way to preserve fresh fruits, vegetables, meats, and herbs. This comprehensive guide includes everything you need to know to get started, whether you are using a dehydrator, your own oven, or the sun. Expert Teresa Marrone thoroughly covers the basic techniques, all the way through storing and rehydrating your dried foods.
From apples to watermelon, asparagus to zucchini, basil to beef, you’ll find solid instructions that will ensure great results every time. Marrone also includes recipes for using your dried foods in a wide range of delicious dishes, from pies and cookies to stews and casseroles. There are even instructions for drying fresh pasta and making vegetable snack chips and baby-food purees.
By Teresa Marrone
351 pages; $16.95 value