The Art of Preserving

By Lisa Atwood; Rebecca Courchesne; Rick Field
(Weldon Owen, Hardcover, 9781740899789, 239pp.)

Publication Date: June 29, 2010

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Preserving is a great way to make the most of fresh fruits and vegetables, and it creates easy yet meaningful gifts. Those familiar with the technique, along with beginners looking to learn more, will appreciate this comprehensive and contemporary approach to preserving the wealth of seasonal produce from backyard gardens and markets.

Can’t resist that flat of fresh berries? What to make with a bumper crop of tomatoes? Have a penchant for pickles?

Featuring everything you need to know to put up the seasons’ bounty, Williams-Sonoma The Art of Preserving illuminates how to savor your favorite fresh produce year-round. From beginners looking to learn, to those familiar with the technique, everyone will appreciate this contemporary and comprehensive approach to preserving the wealth of fruits and vegetables from backyard gardens and farmers’ markets.

Packed with inspiring recipes for preserves, from Apricot Jam to Pickled Fennel with Orange Zest to Preserved Lemons, this title provides a wealth of ideas for making the most of the harvest. Additional recipes showcase the many ways that preserved foods can be used in finished dishes, from savory starters to flavorful main courses to sweet desserts.

Lush photography celebrates the natural beauty of seasonal produce, while step-by-step instruction and helpful tips from professionals offer all the guidance you need to become a preserving expert.

From luscious jams and jellies to savory pickles and relishes, make the most of garden-fresh fruits and vegetables through preserving. With over 130 recipes, step-by-step techniques, helpful tips from professionals, and scores of inspiring ideas for ways to use preserves in other recipes, this comprehensive cookbook provides everything you need to master the art in your own kitchen.




About the Author
Lisa Atwood has worked as a food writer for Sunset Books, an editor and publisher for Williams-Sonoma cookbooks, and a children's cooking instructor, and is the author of Parenting magazine's "Love in Spoonfuls" and Williams-Sonoma" Kids Parties". She lives in the wine country town of Sonoma with her husband and three children.



Rick Field rekindled a family tradition of pickle-making in the kitchen of his Brooklyn apartment in the mid-90's.Seven years later, he left a career in television to start Rick's Picks, a pickle company that uses locally-sourced, seasonal produce. Today his unique, award-winning pickles can be found in stores from coast to coast and at farmers' markets in the New York City area.

Rebecca Courchesne worked in the kitchens of Alice Waters' Cafe Fanny and Oliveto before moving to Frog Hollow Farm in 1995. Five years later, inspired by the abundance of fruit surrounding her, she launched a line of now-famous organic conserves, marmalades, jellies, and chutneys--all made with fruit grown in her own backyard.

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