Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Review: Feasting on Food Storage by Jane P. Merrill and Karen M. Sunderland

Feasting on Food Storage:
Delicious and Healthy Recipes for Everyday Cooking
by Jane P. Merrill and Karen M. Sunderland

Book Description:

Your food storage contains delectable delights when you know how to use it!

Eating stored food rotates your food supply, saves you money, and supports your health, and it keeps you prepared for any emergency. In addition to learning the ins and outs of food storage, try over 200 mouthwatering recipes, including:

-Brown Sugar Muffins
-Creamy Taco Soup
-Chicken Cacciatore
-Texas Sheet Cake Brownies


Feasting on Food Storage is filled to the brim with tips and tricks, like how to best plan your meals, how to store water, or how to implement short- and long-term storage. Plus, enjoy bonus sections for baby food, home remedies, and gluten-free options.

From the mother-daughter effort of Karen M. Sunderland and Jane P. Merrill, this cookbook is a must-have addition to your kitchen shelf. Armed with these recipes and practical techniques, you can store what you eat and eat what you store.

A food storage feast is at your fingertips!


I'm typically drawn to recipe books by their covers. Photographic examples of the delicious food inside often captures my attention. Feasting on Food Storage has a decent cover, but probably wouldn't stand out on a shelf by the pictures; however, the title caught my attention. Food storage doesn't often bring to mind delicious food, and sometimes not even healthy food (since I usually think of fresh when I think of healthy), but the title was really intriguing.

As far as recipe books go, I found it lacking in that it doesn't have pictures of any of the recipes, and it's paperback (I prefer spiral bound or at least hardcover in the kitchen). Also, there aren't any nutrition facts. BUT, its format would be very handy in emergency situations. It's a great size to have in an emergency pack, and if you are using it to eat to survive, you probably wouldn't be thinking about nutrition facts.

I really liked the conversion charts and substitution tips. The baking tips and emergency notes are good, and even though not too many recipes jumped out at me (could be due to a lack of pictures), what I did make was very easy and pretty tasty.

This is not your typical recipe book. It has additional information that helps you prepare for an emergency (including what to put in emergency, first aid, and sanitation kits). It also tells you how to create a family disaster plan, and has some great information in the home remedy section.

If you are looking for some help in getting prepared for an emergency situation, I'd definitely recommend getting a copy of Feasting on Food Storage.

Title: Feasting on Food Storage: Delicious and Healthy Recipes for Everyday Cooking
Author: Jane P. Merrill and Karen M. Sunderland
Publisher: Front Table Books, an imprint of Cedar Fort, Inc.
Published: December 2013
ISBN: 1462112897
Source: I received a copy from the publisher in exchange for a review.

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