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.


  • eliza  on  6/27/2016 at 9:09 PM

    I want to preserve tomatoes.

  • tinaellen  on  6/28/2016 at 12:02 AM

    I'd love to start making my own kimchi!

  • vickster  on  6/28/2016 at 7:54 AM

    Rhubarb and figs

  • icywit  on  6/28/2016 at 8:25 AM


  • Jenamarie  on  6/28/2016 at 9:30 AM

    Absolutely figs.. And beets

  • FaithB  on  6/28/2016 at 9:47 AM

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

  • Vinnae  on  6/28/2016 at 10:40 AM

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

  • kimtrev  on  6/28/2016 at 11:56 AM

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

  • hillsboroks  on  6/28/2016 at 2:57 PM

    I want to start making fresh sauerkraut.

  • Megoola  on  6/28/2016 at 7:48 PM


  • Aggie92  on  6/28/2016 at 7:57 PM

    Fruit, but not necessarily jams.

  • juazella  on  6/29/2016 at 12:26 AM

    I would love to learn how to preserve meat.

  • kedmiston  on  6/29/2016 at 7:52 AM

    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  6/29/2016 at 10:06 AM

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

  • matag  on  6/29/2016 at 1:00 PM


  • dbielick  on  6/29/2016 at 5:35 PM

    Fruit of all sorts

  • Siegal  on  6/29/2016 at 8:12 PM

    I want to preserve fruits!!

  • percussion03  on  6/29/2016 at 11:31 PM

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

  • ltsuk  on  6/30/2016 at 3:05 AM

    Meyer lemons

  • cocecitycook  on  6/30/2016 at 6:25 AM

    Fermenting foods

  • ncollyer  on  6/30/2016 at 7:02 AM


  • camtncook  on  6/30/2016 at 7:34 AM

    It looks like a great book...

  • vinochic  on  6/30/2016 at 2:13 PM


  • notstarvingyet  on  6/30/2016 at 2:28 PM

    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  6/30/2016 at 9:18 PM

    Peaches!! :)

  • nicolthepickle  on  7/1/2016 at 10:46 AM

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

  • mona2600  on  7/1/2016 at 1:01 PM

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

  • sabrina7  on  7/1/2016 at 4:52 PM

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

  • ballen  on  7/1/2016 at 8:38 PM

    All kinds of berries

  • pandapotamus  on  7/2/2016 at 12:00 AM


  • lindaeatsherbooks  on  7/2/2016 at 2:10 AM

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

  • sgump  on  7/2/2016 at 10:10 AM

    Yes, lemons, indeed!

  • gjelizabeth  on  7/2/2016 at 12:54 PM

    I want my daughter to make me some pickles!

  • rivergait  on  7/2/2016 at 2:59 PM

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

  • smajor80  on  7/2/2016 at 4:07 PM

    I would like to learn to make fermented vegetables!

  • rstuart  on  7/2/2016 at 4:20 PM

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

  • Wanahca  on  7/2/2016 at 4:26 PM

    Apples and cherries!

  • kitblu  on  7/2/2016 at 7:12 PM

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

  • caffeine  on  7/2/2016 at 11:26 PM

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

  • tjnelson1hotmail  on  7/3/2016 at 12:08 AM

    Kimchi or sauerkraut

  • djoh437938  on  7/3/2016 at 8:39 AM

    dried fruit

  • JanScholl  on  7/4/2016 at 1:13 AM

    I would love to pickle garlic!

  • trudys_person  on  7/4/2016 at 10:01 PM

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

  • meggan  on  7/5/2016 at 10:47 AM

    I am always looking for new preservation methods for Garlic!

  • betsyp  on  7/8/2016 at 11:24 AM

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

  • Katiefayhutson  on  7/8/2016 at 10:47 PM

    Anything out of our graden

  • nomadchowwoman  on  7/11/2016 at 5:35 PM

    Peaches and cherries, oh my!

  • DFed  on  7/12/2016 at 3:42 PM

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

  • rchesser  on  7/15/2016 at 2:43 PM

    I'd love to preserve jams and jellies.

  • warrrenwhite  on  7/16/2016 at 11:36 AM

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

  • JMS  on  7/17/2016 at 2:29 PM

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

  • d.oconnor  on  7/19/2016 at 6:38 AM

    Boozy cherries!

  • chawkins  on  7/21/2016 at 1:33 PM

    Everything that my husband grows in the garden.

  • lauriesk  on  7/22/2016 at 10:24 PM

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

  • annieski  on  7/24/2016 at 11:44 AM

    Summer fruit for winter pies!

  • lovelily1001  on  7/25/2016 at 6:26 PM

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

  • centraljersey  on  7/25/2016 at 6:33 PM

    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  7/25/2016 at 6:46 PM

    Taro stems

  • Elena Rose  on  7/25/2016 at 7:53 PM

    Cucumbers, tomatoes and herbs

  • jd5761  on  7/25/2016 at 8:26 PM

    citrus from my garden

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