RACINE, Wis. — Irma Harding® is back in the kitchen with the new recipe
book Canning, Pickling & Freezing with Irma Harding.
In this recipe
book, Irma Harding leads readers through more than 250 pages of step-by-step
instructions on preserving fresh foods. The recipe book explains the basics of
canning, pickling and freezing, in addition to smoking and curing fresh fruits,
vegetables and meats.
“This recipe book captures the spirit of what Irma Harding was created to do
– educate people on freezing and preserving foods for future use,” says Sarah
Pickett, Case IH Licensing & Merchandising Manager. “In the past, canning,
pickling and freezing were used out of necessity. Today, there’s a renewed
interest in these “old-fashioned” food preservation techniques. This recipe book
has something to offer everyone, from the experienced canner to a beginner.”
Published by Octane Press, the recipe book features more than 100 color
images and drawings that bring food preservation into the modern era. Authored
by Marilyn McCray, the recipe book also features a foreword by The New York
Times best-selling author Michael Perry. An Irma Harding calendar will follow
the recipe book.
The recipe book is available for purchase at your
local Case IH dealer, on www.ShopCaseIH.com or at Octane Press’ website, www.octanepress.com.
Be sure to check out the Irma Harding modern vintage
dishware, available on www.ShopCaseIH.com.
For more information on Irma Harding, visit irmaharding.tumblr.com.
In 1947, International Harvester developed refrigerator and freezer lines and
created Irma Harding as the character spokeswoman. Irma promoted the products to
U.S. farm women. International Harvester hired five home economists to answer
inquiries and conduct cooking experiments in company kitchens on Irma’s behalf.
In addition, 70 home economists and saleswomen were hired throughout the U.S. to
travel regionally and educate homemakers of the day about freezing and
With a persona that is deeply rooted in America’s rural history, the products
Irma now represents invoke memories of all that was and still is good in
American households and homemaking.
Case IH is a global leader in agricultural equipment, committed to
collaborating with its customers to develop the most powerful, productive,
reliable equipment – designed to meet today’s agricultural challenges. With
headquarters in the United States, Case IH has a network of dealers and
distributors that operates in over 160 countries. Case IH provides agricultural
equipment systems, flexible financial service offerings and parts and service
support for professional farmers and commercial operators through a dedicated
network of professional dealers and distributors. Productivity enhancing
products include tractors; combines and harvesters; hay and forage equipment;
tillage tools; planting and seeding systems; sprayers and applicators;
site-specific farming tools and utility vehicles. Case IH is a brand of CNH
Industrial N.V. (NYSE: CNHI / MI: CNHI).