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Hardback Published on: 04/08/2008
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Preserving is a centuries-old way to make the most out of every season, stretching the more bountiful months into the sparser ones - and what's more, it is fun, rewarding and easy to learn. Explaining the history, science and basic processes of preserving, Pam Corbin guides us through a world of jams, jellies, butters, curds, pickles, chutneys, cordials, liqueurs, vinegars and sauces that can be made from local produce throughout the year. She includes 75 recipes, covering everything from traditional favourites such as raspberry jam, lemon curd, quince cheese and sloe gin, to fresh new combinations such as apple butter, cucumber pickle and nettle pesto. The handbook includes seasonable tables, regional maps, flow charts of all the preserving processes and full-colour photographs throughout, and is completed by a directory of equipment and useful addresses. With a textured hard cover and an introduction by Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, Preserves is a concise and inspiring guide to an age-old art for kitchen beginners and keen preservers alike.

  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • ISBN: 9780747595328
  • Number of pages: 224
  • Dimensions: 198 x 129 mm

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This is a lovely little book - almost within hours of buying it I was out doing battle with the brambles to pick enough hedgerow fruit to fill my larder wi... READ MORE
Melanie Dyson
Preserves Newbie
This has been the best book I've bought this year, I love to cook and grow vegetables, but I've never ventured into preserves. After reading the first few ... READ MORE
preserves - river cottage handbook No.2
A very good book, well set out & sized, my wife loves it, & all the others in the river cottage series