It is an honor and a privilege to recommend this collection of Linda’s prize-winning recipes to canning aficionados old and new…For those of you who have thought about entering competitions, you will have the winning secrets of one of the most decorated competitors in the last decade of fair seasons.
I don’t know anyone who knows more about the secrets of making great preserves than Linda J. Amendt. She has an expertise, an enthusiasm, a thoroughness, and a desire to share her knowledge that combine to make her an ideal author and teacher for beginners and experienced home canners alike.
I would like to congratulate Linda Amendt for keeping home canning alive! I hope people will enjoy her recipes as much as I have.
LINDA J. AMENDT has competed in fair competitions since 1990, winning more than 600 awards, and was inducted as a lifetime member into the 1997 inaugural class of the Sure-Jell Hall of Fame. She has been the Top Preserved Food Competitor in the nation at state and county fairs and has been California’s Top Preserved Food Competitor since 1996.