It seems all to be here, if various tests I made can be depended on. A good many years of cross checking those parts of basic cookbooks dedicated to home preserving have combined to making most information accessible. This- in one volume- does all that should be necessary. Even to what makes things spoil- and how to avoid them. The one minor omission is intended only for the vulnerable housewife:- what to do if part way through, you realize your jelly wont jell. Yes, it happens to the best of us! This text is divided into nine main sections:- Home Canning; Fruit Juices, Syrups, Purees; Preserves; Jams and Conserves; Jellies; Pickles; Smoking and Curing; Drying; Freezing. There are basic instructions, discussion of equipment, first steps, and recipes- a generous assortment, alphabetically arranged within each category. Many of the illustrations are designed to show step by step processes; there will be 75 in all. And there will be an end paper chart of jelly making, designed to be foolproof. Perhaps the housewife wont need to send out that SOS.