Cookbook giveaway – Batch

BatchChef Curtis Stone calls Joel MacCharles and Dana Harrison masters in the world of preserving. Their journey into preserving began with an innocent lesson in making jam. Almost a decade later, their website ( is an extraordinary resource for both beginners and experts alike.

Their much-anticipated first cookbook, Batch, showcases seven different preserving techniques-waterbath canning, pressure canning, dehydrating, fermenting, cellaring, salting & smoking, and infusing. You can learn more about the book in our author Q&A with Joel and Dana. We’re delighted to offer five copies of Batch to EYB Members in the US and Canada only. One of the entry options is to answer the following question in the comments section of this blog post:

What food are you most eager to learn how to preserve?

Please note that you must be logged into the Rafflecopter contest before posting or your entry won’t be counted. If you are not already a Member, you can join at no cost. The contest ends July 25, 2016.

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  • eliza  on  June 27, 2016

    I want to preserve tomatoes.

  • tinaellen  on  June 28, 2016

    I'd love to start making my own kimchi!

  • vickster  on  June 28, 2016

    Rhubarb and figs

  • icywit  on  June 28, 2016


  • Jenamarie  on  June 28, 2016

    Absolutely figs.. And beets

  • FaithB  on  June 28, 2016

    I started with marmalade and it's still my favorite.

  • Vinnae  on  June 28, 2016

    I wanted to learn how to preserve, can and Jams/jellies so I can save money and give them away as gifts.

  • kimtrev  on  June 28, 2016

    I love getting new ideas on how to preserve things, especially tomatoes.

  • hillsboroks  on  June 28, 2016

    I want to start making fresh sauerkraut.

  • Megoola  on  June 28, 2016


  • Aggie92  on  June 28, 2016

    Fruit, but not necessarily jams.

  • juazella  on  June 29, 2016

    I would love to learn how to preserve meat.

  • kedmiston  on  June 29, 2016

    I'm most eager to learn how to preserve more veggies. I've got the fruit thing down, but veggies never seem to turn out right for me.

  • Teruska  on  June 29, 2016

    I want my cucumber pickles crisper and my jams to set better.

  • matag  on  June 29, 2016


  • dbielick  on  June 29, 2016

    Fruit of all sorts

  • Siegal  on  June 29, 2016

    I want to preserve fruits!!

  • percussion03  on  June 29, 2016

    Fruit! Excited that our new elderberries are growing–that's a new and interesting one for me.

  • ltsuk  on  June 30, 2016

    Meyer lemons

  • cocecitycook  on  June 30, 2016

    Fermenting foods

  • ncollyer  on  June 30, 2016


  • camtncook  on  June 30, 2016

    It looks like a great book…

  • vinochic  on  June 30, 2016


  • notstarvingyet  on  June 30, 2016

    This summer I've been trying out different ways to preserve cherries, other than making jam or jelly. I'm going to cross off cherry vinegar and cherry liqueur from my mile-long list of things I want to learn how to make.

  • Radiantpurple  on  June 30, 2016

    Peaches!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • nicolthepickle  on  July 1, 2016

    I would love to make an onion relish, and I have no clue how to can apple slices.

  • mona2600  on  July 1, 2016

    My husband lives and breathes garden. He would love your book!

  • sabrina7  on  July 1, 2016

    I already make cucumber and beet pickles, jams, and canned peaches. I would just like to learn more about food preserving

  • ballen  on  July 1, 2016

    All kinds of berries

  • pandapotamus  on  July 2, 2016


  • lindaeatsherbooks  on  July 2, 2016

    I would really like to learn how to preserve lemons because I like the taste of them.

  • sgump  on  July 2, 2016

    Yes, lemons, indeed!

  • gjelizabeth  on  July 2, 2016

    I want my daughter to make me some pickles!

  • rivergait  on  July 2, 2016

    Meyer lemons…preferably without lots of sugar (jam) or frozen (freezer's always full).

  • smajor80  on  July 2, 2016

    I would like to learn to make fermented vegetables!

  • rstuart  on  July 2, 2016

    I'd love to learn how to make pickled turnips!

  • Wanahca  on  July 2, 2016

    Apples and cherries!

  • kitblu  on  July 2, 2016

    I would love to find a recipe to preserve kale stems.

  • caffeine  on  July 2, 2016

    I need to find a better way to preserve our garlic crop, including the scapes

  • tjnelson1hotmail  on  July 3, 2016

    Kimchi or sauerkraut

  • djoh437938  on  July 3, 2016

    dried fruit

  • JanScholl  on  July 4, 2016

    I would love to pickle garlic!

  • trudys_person  on  July 4, 2016

    I've done lots of jams, and pickles but there is so much more to try – dill pickles, sauerkraut, tomatos, pressure canning …

  • meggan  on  July 5, 2016

    I am always looking for new preservation methods for Garlic!

  • betsyp  on  July 8, 2016

    I'm excited to explore lacto-fermentation: pickles and kraut!

  • Katiefayhutson  on  July 8, 2016

    Anything out of our graden

  • nomadchowwoman  on  July 11, 2016

    Peaches and cherries, oh my!

  • DFed  on  July 12, 2016

    I'm embarrassed, but I don't really know how to preserve anything other than via the freezer!

  • rchesser  on  July 15, 2016

    I'd love to preserve jams and jellies.

  • warrrenwhite  on  July 16, 2016

    Garlic…or if you're from Massachusetts….Gahhh-lic. :@{}

  • JMS  on  July 17, 2016

    I would like to preserve all kinds of fruit and veggies! Also Kimchi for my daughter.

  • d.oconnor  on  July 19, 2016

    Boozy cherries!

  • chawkins  on  July 21, 2016

    Everything that my husband grows in the garden.

  • lauriesk  on  July 22, 2016

    I would love to learn how to preserve all the amazing summer fruits.

  • annieski  on  July 24, 2016

    Summer fruit for winter pies!

  • lovelily1001  on  July 25, 2016

    who said rhubarb and figs? that sounds perfect- i second that!

  • centraljersey  on  July 25, 2016

    Kimchi is on my list. Making jams with less sugar and less pectin. And is there a way that golden beets don't lose their color when you can them?

  • chinafig  on  July 25, 2016

    Taro stems

  • Elena Rose  on  July 25, 2016

    Cucumbers, tomatoes and herbs

  • jd5761  on  July 25, 2016

    citrus from my garden

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