Seasoned Advice is a question and answer site for professional and amateur chefs. Join them; it only takes a minute:

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

Where can safe and reliable instructions (including high and low altitude canning) be found for canning?

share|improve this question

The Ball Complete Book of Home Preserving includes a section that does just what you're asking. It also provides a large collection of excellent recipes and general tips and tricks.

share|improve this answer
up vote 5 down vote accepted

National Center for Home Food Preservation

The National Center for Home Food Preservation is your source for current research-based recommendations for most methods of home food preservation. The Center was established with funding from the Cooperative State Research, Education and Extension Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture (CSREES-USDA) to address food safety concerns for those who practice and teach home food preservation and processing methods.

share|improve this answer

My pressure cooker came with detailed instructions for canning.

share|improve this answer
Including high and low altitude canning? – Chris Steinbach Sep 13 '12 at 3:52

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.