Dehydrator Cookbook for Beginners: A Guide to Dehydrating Fruits, Vegetables, Meats, and More (Paperback)

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Dehydrator Cookbook for Beginners: A Guide to Dehydrating Fruits, Vegetables, Meats, and More (Paperback)


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Keep your pantry stocked with delicious dried foods

Dehydrating is a sustainable and easy method of preserving food for months or even years. It’s great for camping, backpacking, emergency preparedness, and reducing food waste—but where do you begin? This dehydrating cookbook takes you through the whole process step by step, from ensuring that your food is safe for dehydration to sealing in the maximum nutrients and flavor—no experience required.

Dive into dehydrating food:
  • What’s dehydrating, anyway?—Learn the basics of how dehydrating works, and the essential tips and tools you need to get started with your dehydrator.
  • Dehydrating from A to Z—Discover how to properly dehydrate fruits and veggies, meat and fish, and even herbs and spices.
  • Meals, snacks, and sides—Put your newfound knowledge to the test with recipes for classic dried foods like Kale Chips and Apple Leather, and full meals like Shepherd’s Pie and Curry Chicken with Rice.

Start drying your own food today with the Dehydrator Cookbook for Beginners.
CHRIS DALZIEL is a teacher, author, gardener, herbalist, and homesteader. She is also the founder of and, where she empowers her readers to grow their own food and preserve it so that they can confidently provide for their families.
Product Details ISBN: 9781638783732
ISBN-10: 163878373X
Publisher: Rockridge Press
Publication Date: May 3rd, 2022
Pages: 174
Language: English
“Chris Dalziel’s decades of homesteading experience shine through as she welcomes a new generation of home food preservers to dehydrating. With clear, easy-to-follow instructions and recipes, this book is sure to get used again and again.” —Laurie Neverman, founder and creator of Common Sense Home ( and author of Never Buy Bread Again

“Chris definitely makes getting started easy by explaining needed and optional equipment. I absolutely love the variety of foods she covers, how they are supposed to look and feel, as well as the delicious recipes to add dehydrated foods. An important option for preserving so you don’t have to just rely on freezing or canning.” —Kelly Cable, Simple Life Mom and author of The Natural Soap Making Book for Beginners

“At a time when food security is a real concern for many people, Dehydrator Cookbook for Beginners provides processes and tips for filling your larder with dehydrated foods. Make the most of the garden harvest or in-season purchases to save time and money while feeding your family. Filled with step-by-step instructions for dehydrating fruit, vegetables, and meats, plus how to use these dehydrated foods to make meals, this book deserves a place in every family's kitchen.” —Angi Schneider, author of Pressure Canning for Beginners and Beyond