THE COMPLETE ROOT CELLAR BOOK
by Steve Maxwell and Jennifer MacKenzie
full-color photography throughout
Contact: Trina Kaye
Whether as a way to manage challenging economic times or to retain a garden’s bounty, root cellars are making a big comeback. THE COMPLETE ROOT CELLAR BOOK takes a fresh look at the art, science, and romance of building and stocking a root cellar. There are detailed illustrated construction guides for making four different kinds of root cellars that are functional and attractive. These include never-before-seen models for apartment and condo dwellers and home owners without a basement. Steve Maxwell and Jennifer MacKenzie even provide technical information on using photovoltaics (solar cells) and other energy technologies to enhance a root cellar’s performance and ecological sustainability. It also includes must-know information on how to choose, store and manage a supply of fruits, vegetables, nuts and preserves. The book features 100 recipes that call for stored produce, many of which also make use of the root cellar’s specific environment, such as sauerkraut and barrel-fermented dill pickles.
About the Author
Steve Maxwell is a cabinetmaker, builder and award-winning home improvement author. Over the past two decades his articles have frequently appeared across North America. Jennifer MacKenzie is a professional home economist, author and editor with 15 years’ experience in recipe development and testing.