Drying/Dehydrating books?

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Drying/Dehydrating books?

Post: # 18937Post albert onglebod
Tue May 02, 2006 8:35 pm

can anyone recommend a good book about drying/dehydrating?
Ive got a dehydrator and Im hoping to dry some of this years produce,the leaflet that came with it tells me times for fruit /veg and fruit leathers but I think I could do with a bit more instruction.

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Post: # 18944Post Wombat
Tue May 02, 2006 9:30 pm

Yeah, Al, I have a couple of good ones, will post the names this arvo when I get home from work!

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Post: # 19054Post albert onglebod
Thu May 04, 2006 1:12 pm

thanks Nev will wait with bated breath :cheers:

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Post: # 19074Post Shirley
Thu May 04, 2006 9:49 pm

I got a food dehydrator on freecycle... I haven't used it yet but will be on the look out for some good things to do with it... there are some good ideas in the booklet that came with it.... I'll post some of them once I get back home.

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Post: # 19197Post Wombat
Sat May 06, 2006 12:16 am

Sorry for the time taken to get back to you, Al!

The books i have are -

Complete dehydrator cookbook - Mary Bell - william Morrow and Co - 1994 - USA - Very comprehensive!.

Drying Food - Ricky M. Gibling - Hyland house publishing - 1997 - Aus - a small book but some interesting stuff - like making your own dehydrated soup!

Drying fruit, Vegetables and Herbs - Doug Kneen - Victorian Dept of Agriculture - 1991 - a small book that covers the basics.

There is usually a bit on drying in any of the books on preserving food.

See how you go!

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Post: # 19247Post albert onglebod
Sat May 06, 2006 3:41 pm

thanks Wombat.
I've asked OH for the Mary Bell book for my birthday .
The only ones I could find in the local library were on commercial drying which were interesting but not very useful.

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Sat May 06, 2006 11:52 pm

:cry: Bummer!
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Post: # 20982Post albert onglebod
Fri May 26, 2006 6:05 pm

well OH gave me the Mary Bell book early as he said I will probably want to use it before my birthday :D
It's excellent. It tells me everything I need to know.
Ive been drying carrots to make carrot powder for soup and spring onions. Cant wait for my tomatoes to grow now.

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Sat May 27, 2006 12:48 am

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: That's great mate!
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Post: # 24185Post Luath
Thu Jun 22, 2006 7:38 pm

I liked one called Dry It, You'll Like It, American, very good, nice recipes, instructions, plans, etc. Gave it away, but can't remember the author.

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