Bob at http://www.disasterstuff.com/ gave me a book called Preserve It Naturally published by Excalibur Food Dehydrators. It’s the most wonderful book on dehydration, I have ever found. I did get a smaller book with my Excalibur but it wasn’t detailed like this one.
It goes step by step on “how to dehydrate fruits, vegetables, meats, poultry, herbs and nuts and even dairy and grains.” I have been looking for a book that is this detailed. Sometimes I am carried away with how to books, but this is one that I can truly say has it all and we will be using for a long time.
Preserve It Naturally, The Complete Guide to Food Dehydration, has a lot of recipes that I plan on using. There is one for flax crackers, that I especially want to try, it sounds very simple. The book provides you with an approximate time for drying after determining the humidity in your area.
There’s a section on making vegetable powders, I have never heard of this before. There good for soups and seasonings. You dry them and put them in a blender, mix until its powder and store them in plastic or glass contains. Also a lot of vegetable and fruit leather recipes.
I never realized how great a dehydrator was or what it could do until I got my Excalibur and this book makes it even better.. I would recommend that you get one. It’s great.