On the fourteenth episode of the Root Simple Podcast we talk to chef, historian, educator, consultant and speaker Ernest Miller about pressure canning.
During the show we dicuss two types of pressure canners:
All American 21-1/2-Quart Pressure Cooker/Canner
Ernie recommends you get a canner with a weighted gauge–because it can be difficult to get dial gauges calibrated.
We go on to discuss botulism and the case of the Seattle man who improperly canned game.
Ernie mentions some sources for safe, tested recipes:
- USDA Guide to Home Canning
- So Easy to Preserve
- National Center for Home Food Preservation
- University of Alaska Fish Canning Recipes
We conclude with answer to listener questions including:
- Modifying recipes
- The difference between pressure cookers and canners
- Glass top and induction ranges and pressure canning
- Canning salsas
- Canning meats
You can follow Ernie’s company, Rancho La Merced Provisions on Facebook. Make sure to check out his beautiful glass fermenting vessels. And like the Master Food Preservers of Los Angeles County on Facebook.
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