by Penn State Extension
August 11, 2022
Storing food at home: an introduction to drying will explain the scientific reasoning behind today’s recommended methods of drying produce while dispelling food preservation myths and unsafe practices of the past.
When: Monday, September 19, 2022 (1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. ET)
Format: Live online via Zoom
In recent years, there has been a growing interest in home food storage. Drying is a home food preservation method that allows you to enjoy seasonal foods all year round. While this method of home food preservation has been around for centuries, we’ve learned a lot about the science behind this practice over the past few years.
- Anyone interested in learning the basics of food preservation
- The basic principles of drying fruits, vegetables, herbs and meat to ensure a safe product
- Various drying methods including oven drying, using a dehydrator, microwave drying and air drying
- Pre-treatment steps such as bleaching and anti-darkening dips to ensure a quality product
- Food Safety Considerations When Processing Jerky
- What to look for when buying a dehydrator
- Ideas for using dehydrated foods
The Food storage at home will provide you with the scientific background, preparation tips and safe processing methods for storing food at home.
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