This essential companion for putting your food dehydrator to work features instructions and techniques for drying all the most popular fruits and vegetables, along with meat and herbs. You’ll learn to dry fruits and vegetables at their peak, giving you an easy and economical way to stock your pantry with apple rings, mango slices, banana chips, dried soup beans, tomatoes, and much more for year-round enjoyment. In addition, drying guidelines for specialty items like meat jerky, fruit leather, dried herb and spice mixtures, backpacking meals, and even baby food round out this friendly handbook.
Whether you're prepping for a camping or hunting trip, stocking your pantry, or saving the surplus from your garden, here's the only book you need. Learn how to dehydrate everything from apricots to zucchini and master the simple techniques needed to make your own jerky, as well as leathers, candied fruit, baby food, and more. Then make the most of your dried goods by using them in more than 50 additional flavor-packed recipes, including mixes for hearty meals in the backcountry.