Food in Jars: Preserving in Small Batches Year-Round ($23.00, 237 pp) is a how-to guide for canning and preserving food. Author Marisa McClellan digs back to her roots when her mother first taught her how to can foods growing up in California and Oregon. McClellan says that canning not only delivers great flavors, but also joy and satisfaction throughout the year. In her book, one can read about the equipment and tools needed for canning, and the steps taken in preserving food ranging from jams to pickles and nut butters.
Running Press Book Publishers, 2300 Chestnut St., Philadelphia, PA 19103, www.runningpresscooks.com
WholeFoods Magazine Online, October 2012 (online 10/15/12)