Mary Bell’s Complete Dehydrator Cookbook

July 11, 2010 · Posted in Bestselling Cooking Books 

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A guide to food dehydrating shows readers how to make preservative-free dried apple rings, candied apricots, beef and fish jerkies, sun-dried tomatoes, corn chips, herb seasonings, dried fruit sugars, and more. 100,000 first printing. Tour…. More >>

Mary Bell’s Complete Dehydrator Cookbook

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5 Responses to “Mary Bell’s Complete Dehydrator Cookbook”

  1. Anonymous on July 11th, 2010 8:20 am

    I’ve had my dehydrator for 5 years and thought I’d dried everything in every conceivable way but Mary Bell has some fantastic ideas. Easy read and easier recipes. Especially liked the section on backpacker food. My dehydrator has been running 24hrs/day since I got this book. Thank you, Mary Bell, for this great book.
    Rating: 5 / 5

  2. Wendy A. B. Whipple on July 11th, 2010 9:35 am

    If you have a food dehydrator collecting dust somewhere, get this book and haul it out!

    This is the best basic book I’ve seen for preserving foods through dehydration. Not only does she tell you what you need to do *before* you dry it, but she tells you what you can do with the stuff after it’s dried. Recipes that are useable, recipes for camping, and some that will surprise you – this is a very comprehensive book.

    This is a must-have for backpackers who want every ounce to count, since dried foods weigh so little. A must for parents who read the “Fruit Roll-ups” label in horror: make your own fruit leathers! She’ll tell you how to make fantastic beef jerky, too.

    If you dry foods, you need this book.
    Rating: 5 / 5

  3. V. Goenka on July 11th, 2010 10:55 am

    I bought this after I bought my dehydrator, although I would have bought a better dehydrator if I had read this before. This book gives several great reasons why you should consider a dehydrator, and how to make the most of it. I could have never imagined making a tofu cracker, for instance!!

    After I read it almost entirely in one night, I find it a great reference to go back to, whenever I’m considering dehydrating something new. I couldn’t compare this with other titles on dehydrating food since I haven’t read them, but I’m quite satisfied with this one. Addition of dehydrated pictures would be a great addition however.
    Rating: 5 / 5

  4. Anonymous on July 11th, 2010 12:51 pm

    Mary Bell’s years of experience dehydrating food really shows up in this comprehensive book. The book is interesting reading as well as practical. Mary tells you how to dry the different kinds of foods then continues the discussion with recipes and other ways to use your dried produce.

    I had been hoping to find out how to dry dairy products such as cheddar cheese and eggs. I will say I was disappointed to find out that there is not much you can do at home to dry dairy products. I tried drying Cheddar cheese shreds, anyway. Seemed like a good idea at the time. What a mistake! I was peeling that greesy, clumpy stuff from my trays for 45 minutes. Thank goodness I only ‘tested’ 2 trays worth!! I guess if Mary says “Don’t do it”, from now on I won’t.

    There are many, many items which will dry successfully and just as many variations which you can try out. This book leads you through the process and offers helpful tips and hints along the way. I feel I received very good value for the modest price.
    Rating: 4 / 5

  5. on July 11th, 2010 3:28 pm

    THIS BOOK IS WONDERFUL!! I had been trying to find a book like this for a couple of years. Mary Bell gives you step by step directions on how to prepare foods for drying…..Not only whole foods, cooked as well. I love the pudding cookies!!! I believe in preparing as much of our food as we can because it is better for our health and well being. Thank you for the step by step book, I have fallen in love with this type of food preserving!!
    Rating: 5 / 5

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