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Fortnum & Mason Food & Drink Awards 2015 | Highly Commended Curing and smoking your own food is a bit of a lost art in Britain these days. While our European neighbours have continued to use these methods on their meat, fish and cheese for centuries, we seem to have lost the habit. But with the right guidance, anyone can preserve fresh produce, whether living on a country farm or in an urban flat - it doesn't have to take up a huge amount of space. The River Cottage ethos is all about knowing the whole story behind what you put on the table; and as Steven Lamb explains in this thorough, accessible guide, it's easy to take good-quality ingredients and turn them into something sensational. Curing & Smoking begins with a detailed breakdown of any kit you might need (from sharp knives to sausage stuffers, for the gadget-loving cook) and an explanation of the preservation process - this includes a section showing which products and cuts are most suitable for different methods of curing and smoking. The second part of the book is organised by preservation method, with an introduction to each one, and comprehensive guidance on how to do it. And for each method, there are, of course, many delicious recipes! These include chorizo Scotch eggs, salt beef, hot smoked mackerel, home-made gravadlax ... and your own dry-cured streaky bacon sizzling in the breakfast frying-pan. With an introduction by Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall and full-colour photographs as well as illustrations, this book is the go-to guide for anyone who wants to smoke, brine or air-dry their way to a happier kitchen. There is also a directory that tells you where to purchase the best-quality equipment from for all your smoking and curing needs at home.
This is the definitive guide to the fruits of the world, featuring a comprehensive photographic identification guide to fruits, with information about the history, varieties and nutritional value. It includes all the well-known citrus fruits, berries and other fruits, such as apples, bananas, melons, peaches, figs and grapes, as well as exotic varieties such as babacoa, custard apples, sharon fruit and prickly pears, rambutans and snake fruit. With 500 photographs, this is the ideal reference book on identifying, preparing, preserving and cooking fruit. Tempting recipes include Hot Date Puddings with Toffee Sauce, French Apple Tart, and Date and Walnut Brownies. Nothing can beat a simple dessert of perfectly ripe juicy fruit, perhaps served with a dollop of cream, or with some good cheese. All fruits can be cooked and served on their own, or used to create a huge range of dishes, from pies and puddings to cakes, ice creams, mousses and featherlight souffles. In the first section of this book, there is an illustrated step-by-step guide to preparing, juicing, preserving and cooking fruit, and a guide to useful equipment. There is essential information about all the common, less well-known and exotic fruits and how and where the fruit is grown, where to buy and how to store and cook. With over 100 enticing recipes, this lovely book will provide a wealth of inspiration.
All the recipes have been retested and adjusted for contemporary flavours with the addition of ethnic recipes reflecting Asian flavours along with the classic Italian and German styles and food writer/chefs Evelyn Battaglia and Mary Reilly have also added new game recipes using bison, venison and alligator meat, as well as more vegetarian recipes, a guide to beer and sausage combinations and how to put together a classic charcuterie plate. All new profiles of 20 contemporary charcuterie and sausage makers provide insight into such techniques as dry curing, smoking and fermenting, as well as some of the makers' signature recipes.
Use up your preserves pantry with 150 flexible, adaptable recipes for everyday dishes in Food in Jars Kitchen. Marisa McClellan wants everyone to know that a pantry full of homemade jams, jellies, salsas, and pickles can do a whole lot more than accompany toast. They can add bold bursts of flavor to your home cooking! In her fourth book, she provides recipes for incorporating preserves into everyday dishes. It is as simple as stirring applesauce into a dish of baked oatmeal, brushing apricot jam onto a whole chicken, or building your pasta salad with a jar of pickled vegetables. Recipes include: Jam-Filled BiscuitsPreserved Lemon HummusStrawberry Basil PizzaJam-Lacquered Chicken WingsLemon Curd and Blueberry TartPantry SangriaWith chapters focusing on great ways to use preserves throughout the day and for every meal, readers aren't required to have a specific preserve on hand to work, making this cookbook flexible and easy to use for both experienced and novice canners. As one of the most beloved voices in canning and preserving, Marisa serves as a kitchen muse to help each reader complete the cycle of empty jar to empty jar. Add The Food in Jars Kitchen to your collection, an inspired workhorse of delicious eats.
"Preserving Made Easy" is the perfect book for today's busy cooks who still want to prepare and enjoy the homemade goodness of fresh fruits and vegetables. These recipes were selected for their delicious taste and because they are easy to prepare.
Thoroughly tested and perfected, each recipe offers something special--a new twist on an old favorite, a new way to mix and match flavors and tips to make the whole process easier and more fun.
The authors offer delectable recipes for jams, jellies, conserves, pickles, relishes, chutneys, salsas, mustards, marinades, flavored oils and more. Everything you need to delight family and friends is here. Using this book will ensure that your family has only the best and freshest ingredients carefully prepared for their needs.
"Preserving Made Easy" is ideal for first-time users who will benefit from the step-by-step introductions, and for experienced cooks who are just looking for that extra twist that will make the batch memorable.
Everything you need to know to can and preserve your own food
With the cost of living continuing to rise, more and more people are saving money and eating healthier by canning and preserving food at home. This easy-to-follow guide is perfect for you if you want to learn how to can and preserve your own food, as well as if you're an experienced canner and preserver looking to expand your repertoire with the great new and updated recipes contained in this book.
Inside you'll find clear, hands-on instruction in the basic techniques for everything from freezing and pickling to drying and juicing. There's plenty of information on the latest equipment for creating and storing your own healthy foods. Plus, you'll see how you can cut your food costs while controlling the quality of the food your family eats.Everything you need to know about freezing, canning, preserving, pickling, drying, juicing, and root cellaringExplains the many great benefits of canning and preserving, including eating healthier and developing self-relianceFeatures new recipes that include preparation, cooking, and processing timesAmy Jeanroy is the Herb Garden Guide for About.com and Karen Ward is a member of the International Association of Culinary Professionals
If you want to save money on your grocery bill, get back to basics, and eat healthier, "Canning & Preserving For Dummies, 2nd Edition" is your ideal resource
The River Cottage farm, established by British food personality Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall to promote high-quality, seasonal, and sustainable food, has inspired a television series, restaurants and classes, and a hit series of books. In this new addition to the award-winning collection, River Cottage master preserver Pam Corbin helps you transform the abundance of your garden (and your friends' and neighbors' gardens) into everything from simple Strawberry Jam to scrumptious new combinations like Honeyed Hazelnuts, Nasturtium "Capers,"Onion Marmalade, Spiced Brandy Plums, Elixir of Sage, plus a pantryful of other jams, jellies, butters, curds, pickles, chutneys, cordials, liqueurs, vinegars, and sauces.
Many people today are buying and cooking local food, including the over 85,000 who have bought Simply in Season: A World Community Cookbook. But one of the challenges of cooking and eating locally is how to find the items you need when they are out of season. That's where Saving the Seasons: How to Can, Freeze, or Dry Almost Anything comes in; cooks can find ways to preserve their favorite seasonal items for use in different parts of the year.
This colorful book, full of photographs and clear pictures, shows how to can, freeze or dry various kinds of food. Colorful page borders divide the book into easy-to-find sections.
Saving the Seasons: How to Can, Freeze, or Dry Almost Anything is edited by the mother-daughter team of Mary Meyer and Susanna Meyer, both of whom are involved in sustainable and organic agriculture.
Fresh cherry jam in the middle of winter? Eggplant pickle all year round? Making jams and chutneys is an easy way to defy the seasons and preserve the flavours of fruits and vegetables for many months. And if you grow your own, the art of preserving is even more satisfying. More than 85 recipes for sweet and savoury jams, preserves, jellies, marmalades, chutneys and pickles are included, and there are instructions for making microwave jams and dried fruits, too. Key points: ways to make the most of gluts of inexpensive seasonal fruit and vegetables; all the necessary techniques clearly explained.
A wonderful thing is happening in home kitchens. People are
rediscovering the joys of locally produced foods and reducing the
amount of the grocery budget that's spent on packaged items,
out-of-season produce, and heavily processed foods. But fresh,
seasonal fruits and vegetables don't stay fresh and delicious
forever - they must be eaten now . . . or preserved for later.
Hands-on help on home preserving for the beginner.
Preserving is a hot topic in bookstores everywhere, and Well Preserved is an ideal how-to manual for the novice. With a minimum of equipment, a little time and a little know-how, anyone can transform some beautiful fresh produce into delicious homemade jams, pickles, relishes and chutneys for year-round enjoyment. Homemade preserves have a lower salt and sugar content than those found at the grocery store, and the home cook will have the comfort of knowing precisely which ingredients went into those jars.
Mary Anne Dragan gives expert advice on equipment, selecting and preparing produce, food safety and storage. Her easy-to-follow recipes range from sweet preserves (jams, jellies, marmalades, conserves and fruit sauces) and savory condiments (pickles, relishes, chutneys and ketchups) to main dishes and desserts that use preserves as an ingredient. Some of the 150 recipes are:
Gingered pear jam Pickled asparagus Carrot and coconut chutney Lovely lavender vinegar Lamb chops with mint vinaigrette Raspberry vinegar sorbet.
Home preserving is easy using this book, and the results are tasty.
Smoking meat is a cookery art form that combines scientific precision with a little smoky alchemy to produce the tenderest, most delicious cuts. Even better, it's something that anyone can do, whether you're cooking with an adapted bucket or a purpose-built Texan smokehouse. Smoking Meat is the ultimate mouth-watering guide to cooking with smoke. Whether you're whipping up some pork belly or spare ribs, Smoking Meat will have you experimenting with endless combinations of woods, heats, meats, cuts, rubs, and sauces. Impress your friends with over 50 inspired meat recipes for every taste, drawing on classic and adventurous ideas for meats from chicken to lobster and pork belly to venison. Smoking Meat is perfect for all foodies planning on hosting a barbeque or just treating your own tastebuds. Mouth-watering photos capture varying textures and colours of the meat to ensure that you're smoking meat the way you want to.
This book features classic recipes for the ultimate home-made preserve. It is a fabulous introduction to making sweet and tangy marmalades including wonderful ways to use them in the kitchen. It includes classic preserves such as Oxford Marmalade, St Clement's Marmalade and Lemon and Ginger Marmalade, as well as more unusual combinations like Tangerine and Lemon Grass Marmalade, and Peach and Kumquat Marmalade. It also features recipes that include marmalade such as Bitter Marmalade Chocolate Loaf, Marmalade Sticky Squares, and Marmalade and Soy Roast Duck. A useful introductory section provides information on ingredients, equipment and preserving techniques. It is illustrated with stunning photographs by Craig Robertson of practical steps and sumptuous final dishes. Each recipe has a full nutritional breakdown. Whether spread liberally over freshly buttered toast, poured over a steamed pudding, used as a meat glaze or eaten straight from the jar, nothing can beat the unique bittersweet taste of home-made marmalade.Traditionally made with citrus fruits, this little book will also introduce you to new fruit combinations such as cranberry, pomelo, pumpkin, pineapple and lemon grass, and includes recipes with marmalade as a key ingredient. The beautiful photographs are sure to inspire and the easy-to-follow instructions guarantee successful results every time.
From the experts at Jarden Home Brands, makers of Ball canning products, comes the first truly comprehensive canning guide created for today's home cooks. This modern handbook boasts more than 350 of the best recipes ranging from jams and jellies to jerkies, pickles, salsas, and more-including extender recipes to create brand new dishes using your freshly preserved farmer's market finds or vegetable garden bounty. Organized by technique, The All New Ball Book of Canning and Preserving covers water bath and pressure canning, pickling, fermenting, freezing, dehydrating, and smoking. Straightforward instructions and step-by-step photos ensure success for beginners, while practiced home canners will find more advanced methods and inspiring ingredient twists. Thoroughly tested for safety and quality by thermal process engineers at the Fresh Preserving Quality Assurance Lab, recipes range from much-loved classics - Tart Lemon Jelly, Tomato-Herb Jam, Ploughman's Pickles - to fresh flavors such as Asian Pear Kimchi, Smoked Maple-Juniper Bacon, and homemade Kombucha. Make the most of your preserves with delicious dishes including Crab Cakes garnished with Eastern Shore Corn Relish and traditional Strawberry-Rhubarb Hand Pies. Special sidebars highlight seasonal fruits and vegetables, while handy charts cover processing times, temperatures, and recipe formulas for fast preparation. Lushly illustrated with color photographs, The All New Ball Book of Canning and Preserving is a classic in the making for a new generation of home cooks.
This is a collection of tempting recipes to accompany every dish. It is a feast of over 30 fabulous recipes for your storecupboard, with fruit-filled jams, smooth jellies, and tasty pickles and chutneys. It shows you how to prepare mouthwatering recipes using seasonal ingredients from citrus fruits and fresh plums to ripe tomatoes and root ginger. It features classic sweet creations such as Raspberry Preserve, Clementine Marmalade, Lemon & Lime Curd, and Crab Apple Jelly. It contains a selection of chutneys, pickles, mustards and relishes such as Piccalilli, Clove-spiced Mustard, Kashmir Chutney and Nectarine Relish. There is nothing quite as satisfying as making your own preserves, and this concise guide shows you how to do just that. You can make the most of a glut of fruit by transforming it into a delicious jam, jelly or chutney at home. The recipes on offer here range from classic Strawberry Jam, Candied Citrus Slices and Mint & Apple Jelly to Christmas Chutney, Bread & Butter Pickles and Toffee Onion Relish. A handy technique section covers choosing containers, sterilizing bottles and jars, applying seals and labels, and testing for the setting point. With clear instructions and a picture of every preserve, this is a practical and inspirational book for all cooks.
'From the first time I met Morgan I knew she was a special talent. From making, storing and ageing to tasting, slicing and hunting out new cheeses, there seems to be nothing she doesn't know.' Simon Rimmer The Modern Cheesemaker shows you how to make 18 cheeses, from the rich and gooey, to the wonderfully stinky, and all the cheeseboard favourites - including simple, fresh cheeses such as mozzarella and ricotta, working up to salty and versatile halloumi, feta and paneer, perfect, melting Swiss cheese, through to aged Cheddar and Brie. Starting from the very basics of the making process, with a guide to milk types and the seasonal nature of cheese, The Modern Cheesemaker will deepen your understanding of this essential ingredient and its production. The equipment you will need is thoroughly explained and readily available and by following the easy-to-use instructions and Morgan McGlynn's expert tips, you'll soon learn how to become your own artisan cheesemaker. To reap the rewards of your hard work, there are over 40 recipes for delicious cheese-based dishes to make, along with flavouring cheese and suggested accompaniments.
It's wonderful to grow your own fruit and vegetables but what do you do when it all ripens at once? How do you cope with the glut which threatens to overwhelm you? Will help all those who grow their own fruit and vegetables to store their produce properly so that it will last for months and feed the family when the garden's bare. Easy and practical advice on how to bottle, dry, freeze and even salt home grown fruit and vegetables. Discover the taste of your delicious homemade jams, chutneys and ketchups. John and Val Harrison reveal just what you can do with that bountiful harvest and share their 30 years' experience of growing fruit and vegetables and you'll never waste another tomato or courgette again. Praise for John Harrison: 'Britain's greatest allotment authority'. Indpendent on Sunday.
How to make your own sauerkraut, kimchi, brine pickles, kefir, kombucha, vegan dairy, and more. Cabbage, salt and water... and time. That's all it takes to make one of the healthiest foods. Ferments are amazing, they not only are great-tasting, but are very good for you. Used for centuries as a natural way of food preservation, they are now known to actively improve digestive balance and gut health. What is more satisfying than lining up a row of brightly coloured jars that you have made yourself, all bursting with natural goodness? Ferments are cheap and easy-to-make, yet full of sophisticated flavours, aromas and textures. And the benefits of fermented food can be found in much more than cabbage sauerkraut: this detailed and practical book also shows how to make all kinds of delicious brine pickles, kimchi, kefir, kombucha, nut cheeses, and sourdough.
Jerky has been a vital source of sustenance for centuries. But what started out as an important food for travellers and a way to safely preserve meat in the days before refrigeration has become the health nut's favourite snack, the hiker and sportsman's manna, the dieter's delight and a boon for gourmet food sellers. But why stop at beef, or even meat? Jerky Everything encompasses not only a variety of dried meat snacks but also veggie and fruit jerkies. Forget the ho-hum beef sticks of the past, Jerky Everything offers tasty dried treats for every palate, with flavours that range from orange beef to cheddar bacon to pina colada. Yes, you heard it here first-you can make yummy pineapple jerky at home! Recipes for meat jerkies make low-calorie, high-protein treats that curb hunger pangs. Recipes for fruit and veggie jerkies make wholesome treats that will help pick you up when your energy is waning. Homemade jerky is a thing apart from its shop-bought equivalents; most of these recipes are even compatible with paleo, Atkins and low-fat eating regimens.
There is a trend towards artisanal food preparation at home and preserving your own meat in the kitchen is increasingly popular. This book is based on traditional recipes and is a practical guide to curing all sorts of meat, from the ever-popular sausage and bacon through to making your own salamis, pates and galantines.
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