This is NOT a "how to can" website", rather a collection of recipes that can be canned. Canning is my passion and dedication to preserving the time-honored methods and recipes for preserving food that has been handed down through families for generations. We believe firmly in maintaining family and social traditions from around the world. We value the family relationships that are built through the handing down of these traditions for future generations to enjoy and pass on.
In this book, you will find methods and recipes from all over the world. Please note not all countries have the same suggested regulations or methods for preserving food. But do show respect for people of other cultural backgrounds, many have been effectively using that different method for generations. It does not necessarily mean they are unsafe or wrong methods to use. They are just different methods than yours. Learn from each other and try to take away some little things from each that you can use be it a recipe or a technique.
While we recognize there is a need for food safety regulations for industrial canning companies we also acknowledge in mass productions that food may be contaminated and there is a need for a method of mass recalls. However, in a “farm to table” there are many ways that have been handed down through families for generations. These small-scale home canning methods do not need the same regulations and testing that large companies are required.
Since we are focused on natural foods, without the use of chemical additives you can’t pronounce, it uses the natural ingredients found in every kitchen. This practice leaves the requirement for some “food” standards irrelevant to this application. Again, if you only want USDA-tested recipes, this might not the website for you. Many methods contained on this website have their roots in other countries.