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This sumptuous guide filled with beautiful photography and expert practical tips is guaranteed to be the only resource you will ever need to preserve fruit, vegetables, meat and fish.
Preserving food at home is vital to eating in a seasonal, sustainable, low-waste and, most importantly, utterly delicious way.
Everyone can master the art of preserving with this essential book on canning, which provides a one-stop resource. Whether you have foraged hedgerows, picked produce from your own vegetable garden or allotment, or searched out the best seasonal buys in the supermarket or market, this book contains more than 100 delicious recipes for preserving fruit and vegetables, meat or fish.
Emma Macdonald gives clear and comprehensive instructions for curing, drying, pickling, bottling/canning, crystalizing and jellying; as well as recipes for all kinds of jams, chutneys, cordials, fruit liqueurs, terrines, cheeses and butters. Every classic is covered, including: gravlax, confit chicken, candied peel, quince cheese, mint jelly, onion marmalade, mango chutney, sloe gin and piccalilli. There are many others, some of them centuries old, many of them with a modern twist, such as Banana and Date Chutney and Grapefruit and Elderflower Marmalade. Emma also includes expert tips on troubleshooting and information on all the equipment you will need. Pick up your cheesecloths and straining funnel and get preserving!
About the Author
Emma Macdonald, a trained chef, founded The Bay Tree from her mother's kitchen table. Selling into all the major supermarkets and multinational stores, as well as independent delis across the UK, The Bay Tree is now possibly the finest and most popular quality brand provider of pickles, relishes, jams, marinades and chutneys in the country. Emma is also the author of The Bay Tree Home Deli Recipes for Nourish.
"An exciting survey of preserved foods . . . with simple-to-follow recipes, Macdonald expertly walks readers through the process, covering each step, from the equipment needed to troubleshooting problems such as mold and curdling. This is an inspiring guide to new flavors and reliable methods of preserving them." - Publishers Weekly
"Clean fonts and design enhance the book's modern feel and make it easy and practical to use in the kitchen. This is a perfect addition to a library collection because, while it's designed for beginners, experts, too, will love its new ideas and diversity of recipes." - Sarah Tansley, Booklist.