An updated collection of 250 classic and inventive pickling recipes with a brand-new section on fermentation. A new edition of an old favorite, The Complete Book of Pickling is full of classic recipes for pickles and chutneys, with inventive twists on old standbys and a brand-new section devoted to fermentation. Fermentation is one of the hottest restaurant and home kitchen trends of the past three years, gaining popularity because it uses natural foods and offers extensive health benefits. Pickling is one of the oldest and cheapest methods of preserving foods, and now, with the help of step-by-step techniques, anyone can learn how to capture garden or farmers' market vegetables at their best for year-round enjoyment. The 250 easy, inventive and cost-effective recipes use modern methods and equipment in accordance with food-safety standards. Recipes include Kosher Dill Pickles, Pretty Beet and Radish Pickles, White Balsamic and Pepper Pickled Strawberries, Clementine Pear Chutney, Pineapple Lime Tomato Salsa and Smoky Three-Pepper Cucumber Relish.