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DIY canning, pickling and fermenting is easy with food preservation and foraging expert Leda Meredith's latest book, Preserving Everything. Whether you're looking to store the last of your garden vegetables for the winter or simply craving a hearty stick of pork jerky, Meredith's techniques are time-tested and simple enough for the home cook to master. 

It's apple season! When you're done trimming the fruit for dessert, use the leftover scraps to brew your own vinegar — it's one of the most useful ingredients in the kitchen. 

Reprinted with permission from Preserving Everything