Why? Because you can! And pickle, and jam, or otherwise celebrate the resurgence of the domestic arts our forebears held so dear. Put on your best apron and step into our kitchen, won't you?
You don't need to buy (and store!) a bulky food dehydrator. These simple techniques will help you make the most of oven drying fruits, vegetables, meat, and fish - no special equipment required.
I love the smell of roasting apples, intensifying and softening into a lovely sauce . . .
Make your own mouthwatering beef jerky in the oven or dehydrator and skip all the preservatives and expense. Don't fight over the last piece- you can always make more.