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The Ultimate Dehydrator Cookbook contains everything you need to know to become a food dehydration expert! With this book, you will thus gain the knowledge to make the most of your food dehydrator. With our help, you will fall in love with food dehydration too!
  • Learn how to select a dehydrator, proper sanitation, proper storage, rehydration techniques, and more
  • Individual entries on how to dehydrate nearly every berry, fruit, vegetable, green, herb, and edible flower
  • Includes information on food prep, dehydration temperatures, and times
  • Includes recipes for homemade teas, herb blends and rubs, flavored oils, instant baby food, jerky, and fruit leathers
  • Nearly 400 recipes for cooking from your dehydrator pantry, also with a chapter dedicated to dehydrated slow cooker recipes.

The Ultimate Dehydrator Cookbook Reviews

“The Ultimate Dehydrator Cookbook is just that: the Ultimate. Its 18 chapters cover every aspect of dehydration and cooking with dehydrated foods. This book is great for those who are nervously just getting started on food preservation with all the information needed to successfully preserve food for later. It is also perfect for those who are moderate dehydrator-users already as it supplies exciting ideas to experiment with. I use my dehydrators frequently and consider myself a moderate to experienced home dehydrator and as I read this book I found countless ideas that blew my mind.” (A Life Beyond Money blog 2014-09-29)

“the authors really know their craft”

“The amount of detail in this gem of a food preservation book shows…that the authors really know their craft. Things I never would have considered doing with my dehydrator or the foods I had dehydrated! There are 398 recipes included and I don’t mean just soups and stews. How about instant soup mixes, packets for dry rubs for flavoring meat and–wait for it–desserts.” (HomesteadDreamer.com 2014-09-22) “Far more than a simple cookbook, the authors preface the recipes with dozens of pages outlining the principles and benefits of dehydration. Fully half the book is dedicated to recipes on using your home-dehydrated foods actively as ingredients, rather than thinking of them as standalone foods. For example, a layered mélange of dehydrated vegetables in a jar makes a simple just-add-water soup that is not just handy, but makes a thoughtful gift. Smoothies can brim with the flavor of ripe summer fruit year-round.” (Sean Timberlake Punk Domestics.com 2014-09-29)

“one of the most valued books in my library”

“This quickly became one of the most valued books in my library…I can point to numerous examples of things that I just did not know even after three years of dehydrating…You need this book first–BEFORE you start. And you need to pay special attention to the first three chapters–25 pages of easy, enjoyable, plain English reading with plenty of timesaving tips, troubleshooting sections, and references of other places to look in the book for related reading. Once you have done that, you can begin to use this book as your standard, go-to reference for specifics on dehydrating particular goods for particular purposes.” (Jo Rellimi Homestead Chronicles.com 2014-10-11)

“wonderful recipe section”

“Whether you are an avid gardener or you bring your produce home from the grocery store, The Ultimate Dehydrator Cookbook will inspire and motivate you!…I was originally unenthusiastic about dehydrating because I’m a home canner. After reading this book, I was very surprised at the amount of nutrients that are lost when it comes to preserving food by freezing, canning and dehydrating. And you guessed it, dehydrating is the best option for preserving those nutrients! Not only will the book inspire you to dehydrate more, but the wonderful recipe section will have you dreaming up all kinds of meals and desserts for your family.” (The Survival Mom.com 2014-10-14) “I was intrigued by the part of the title that mentioned 398 recipes. That alone is a lot of recipes, but for dehydrating food that is huge! I mean how many things can you really dehydrate and/or make with dehydrated food? Apparently tons! Besides giving you a mega list of recipes, it teaches you how dehydration works. Whether you are a newbie to dehydrating or a seasoned vet, I guarantee that you will learn new, amazing and inspirational things that you will not find in any other book of this genre.” (Sharon Pannell The Trailer Park Homesteader blog 2014-11-05)

“It’s really that good.”

“If you are serious about creating a PREPared kitchen, a dehydrator is a must-have tool for your kitchen, and The Ultimate Dehydrator Cookbook belongs on your shelf. It’s really that good.” (Jane Baldwin momwithaprep.com 2014-11-12)

“the only book on the subject you will ever need”

“From camping foods to holiday feasts, there is something for everyone…and from now on, this is the book I will be recommending. Those new to dehydrating will appreciate the alphabetical list of instructions for almost every fruit and veggie you can think of. Those who already have jars and jars of dehydrated food on the shelves will appreciate the HUNDREDS of recipes making use of them. This is truly the only book on the subject you will ever need.” (Lanette Lepper Mother Earth News.com 2014-10-02)

About the Authors


Tammy is an expert and leading authority on food dehydration. She is the face of, and the knowledge behind, Dehydrate2Store.com, a leading online resource in food dehydration education. A stay at home mother of four, she is a strong believer in self-reliance and home preparedness, and avidly researches and practices food canning, freezing, and dehydrating. Most interested in food dehydration, and unsatisfied with the resources available to her to learn the art, she began dehydrating foods full time and developing her own techniques. With her four dehydrators running day and night, Tammy has dehydrated nearly every available fruit, vegetable, and herb sold in the United States. Tammy first gained widespread recognition through her instructional YouTube videos, and then through the development of Dehydrate2Store. She has also spoken on talk radio shows and podcasts, published in printed newspapers and online, and led preparedness expositions. She also served as an expert Technical Editor for The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Dehydrating Foods. Her Dehydrate2Store and YouTube fan base includes tens of thousands of Internet followers and millions of viewers around the world.


Steve received his medical degree from the University at Buffalo. He has research experience in genetics, molecular biology, and vascular disease from SUNY Fredonia, Harvard Medical School, and University of Pittsburgh. Steven is the Founder/CEO of Dehydrate2Store, and served as the expert technical editor of The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Dehydrating Foods. He also does research and development for Dehydrate2Store.


September is an expert in food dehydration, particularly in food processing, storage, dehydration equipment, and recipe development. She is also in charge of business relations for Dehydrate2Store, and created countless original recipes for the home food dehydrator.

Book Details

Paperback: 368 pages
Publisher: Stackpole Books (September 15, 2014)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0811713385
ISBN-13: 978-0811713382
Product Dimensions: 8 x 0.9 x 10 inches
Shipping Weight: 2 pounds