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The Complete Root Cellar Book



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Firefly Books Ltd
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This is the edition with a publication date of 4/1/2010.

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There's truly no better or more natural way to store food than in a root cellar. The advantages go beyond increased storage space and simple economy: root cellaring allows you to enjoy richer food experiences and cultivate skills that are both fulfilling and globally responsible. This time-honored tradition is enhanced by today's leading-edge technologies. Everything you need to know is here, from detailed instructions on building a cellar to advice on how to ensure that the food stored stays wholesome and delicious. In addition, you'll find 100 recipes that incorporate cellared food into both classic and innovative dishes that are sure to satisfy.

Author Biography

Steve Maxwell is a cabinetmaker, builder and award-winning home improvement author. Over the past two decades his articles have frequently appeared across North America.

Jennifer MacKenzie is a professional home economist, author and editor with 15 years' experience in recipe development and testing.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Why a Root Cellar?p. 6
Root Cellaring in the 21st Century
Making a Standard Cold Room Workp. 12
Building a Walk-In Basement Root Cellarp. 27
The Walk-In, Stand-Alone, Underground Root Cellarp. 45
Outdoor Root Cellaringp. 61
Root Cellars for Condos, Townhouses and Warm Climatesp. 67
Finishing Touches for Your Root Cellarp. 74
Storsng Food in Your Root Cellar
Storage Optionsp. 90
Selecting and Preparing Foods for Storagep. 102
Storing Fruits and Vegetablesp. 112
Pest Controlp. 123
Root Cellar Recipes
Soupsp. 129
Salads and Appetizersp. 147
Side Dishesp. 163
Main Coursesp. 187
Desserts and Baked Goodsp. 205
Condimentsp. 231
Resourcesp. 254
Acknowledgmentsp. 255
Indexp. 257
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