Book Review: Mary Bell’s Complete Dehydrator Cookbook
Posted Jul 26 2008 10:14am
These days I’ve been doing a lot of dehydrating with fruits - especially berries - and vegetables. I’m working with small quantities (test batches if you will) to see how well things turn out - so far, so good.
Dehydrating is fairly new to me and I could learn a thing or two about the process. A good reference book I discovered in my mother’s kitchen library isMary Bell’s Complete Dehydrator Cookbook- a handy reference book full of information to guide you through the process of dehydrating food.
This book covers a basic history of food drying, basic facts about food dehydration, how to prep fruit, vegetables, and herbs for drying, and much more. Note: This book doesn’t cater specifically to the raw foodist, there is a chapter on drying meats and fish – if not interested, just turn the page.
The second part of the book focuses on recipes, again the recipe aren’t geared to raw but can be used as a guide to create something raw from the foods you dehydrate.