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Turn ordinary ingredients into extraordinary dishes. Return to basics, slow down, enjoy the process, minimise waste, and follow the seasons to create effortless meals packed with flavour. Life can be tough, chaotic and often unfathomable. So many things are outside of our control, so let's take the light where we can, and make something good for supper. From renowned food writer and broadcaster, Rosie Birkett, comes a truly delicious collection of recipes certain to inspire readers to become truly instinctive home cooks. Embracing seasonal ingredients, The Joyful Home Cook shows us how to coax the most flavour out of every morsel to deliver nourishing and beautiful meals every day of the year. As well as resurrecting underused home cooking skills like smoking, brining and fermenting with an eye to getting the most out of every ingredient, this cookbook applies a thoroughly modern approach to flavour combinations and global culinary influences... Including practical tips such as how to cook cleverly to minimise waste, as well as putting recipe surpluses to put to shrewd use elsewhere, Rosie reveals how make the most out of every ingredient. Follow her tips and techniques to cultivate well-stocked culinary arsenals you can call upon any time to effortlessly create game-changing meals for friends and family; from homemade sourdough to pickled veg, pistachio pesto to peach eton mess, learn how to cook up a feast of joyful flavours in no time at all.
Chosen as one of the Independent's 9 best healthy cookbooks for 2019. Chris Bavin is the much-loved TV presenter and award-winning ingredients expert from the BBC's Eat Well for Less? and Britain's Best Home Cook. A resourceful home cook, he uses his freezer efficiently, makes the most of leftovers and prides himself on producing healthy food fast for his young family. In this, his first solo cookbook, he shares over 100 of his favourite recipes (almost every one with a photo) and sets out his approach to no-fuss home cooking - get organised, plan ahead and save time. Pick up advice on savvy shopping, and learn how to use the freezer well, stock up the store-cupboard, and batch cook favourite family recipes. Be inspired by Chris's ideas for freezing flavours - try herb-and-oil ice cubes or frozen flavoured butters. And follow his nifty solutions to transform today's dinner into tomorrow's lunch, or use up half a forgotten courgette or fruit on the turn, so nothing is wasted. As an award-winning former grocer, Chris knows his ingredients: his flavour swap suggestions breathe new life into old favourites, and simple but imaginative ideas to "pimp up" meals turn easy weeknight dinners into weekend winners. Inspiring, yet down to earth, easy to navigate, and refreshingly practical, Good Food, Sorted is the kitchen companion for time-pressed cooks who want to put healthy, wholesome food on the table every day, without resorting to tins. Highlight recipes include quick spicy sausage ragu, posh fish finger sandwiches and vegan chilli.
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.
Fermenting Food Step by Step shows you how to master the fermenting process with more than 80 step-by-step recipes - plus you'll learn about the history and processes of fermentation throughout. For thousands of years, cultures around the world have practiced fermenting as a way to preserve food, and its health benefits now are at your fingertips. Fermenting Food Step by Step includes more than 80 recipes covering fruits and vegetables, meats and dairy, breads and grains, and even beverages like kombucha. From pickles and sauerkraut to kefir and yogurt smoothies to sausages and corned beef, every meal and snack is delectable. Whether for the incredible flavors or proven health benefits, readers of Fermenting Food Step by Step will get all the information they need to make satisfying meals in a whole new way.
Nutrient-rich, inexpensive and incredibly tasty-simple homemade Japanese tsukemono (pickles) are an integral part of everyday meals in Japan. Every Japanese family has their own tsukemono recipes handed down through the generations. In Japanese Pickled Vegetables, dietician and fermented food expert Machiko Tateno has collected more than 130 easy, healthy recipes for pickled, preserved and fermented vegetables. These pickle recipes use ingredients that are easily available in the West-including asparagus, cabbage, eggplant, zucchini, tomatoes, garlic, daikon, turnips and squashes, olive oil, honey and yogurt. More adventurous cooks can try their hand at traditional Japanese pickled vegetables like burdock root, bitter gourd, lotus root and wasabi leaves. The recipes are cross-referenced by vegetable and pickling method. A chapter on regional pickling recipes and styles lets home cooks learn more about the traditional art of tsukemono in Japan-from Tokyo to rural farm villages. A section on pickling fresh seasonal vegetables helps you to make the most of your fresh garden produce, while another provides recipes using fermented seasonings-such as Garlic Miso and Green Peppercorn that can be used to enhance the umami flavor of any dish! An important part of Japanese cuisine, Japanese pickles are often made the day they are eaten, and used as side dishes, bar snacks or garnishes. Whether you have your own vegetable garden and want ways to preserve your bounty into the winter, or are just looking for healthy meal inspiration, these homemade Japanese superfood recipes are a great place to start.
Whether you are the family berry picker, grocery store shopper or cook, here are the best time-tested recipes for cooking with the more abundant and popular species of wild berries indigenous to Alaska. It's all here, from currants to watermelon berries, from milkshakes to mincemeat. Included are recipes for breads, salads, main courses, desserts, preserves, candies, syrups, trail food, and even some beverages like juices, milkshakes, and punches. Many of the recipes are in the dessert category, but you will be surprised aw many other ways there are to use wild berries. Lowbush cranberries are particularly good in certain meat dishes, and are useful as a marinade for meat. Wild berries are fine for jam and jelly making, not to mention drying and freezing. Cultivated species may be substituted for wild berries in these recipes, but one must remember that they are often less tart than their wild relatives and adjustments in sugar added may be necessary."
A bounty of recipes for homemade preserves that are good for you, from smoked and spiced pickles with gut-friendly attributes or energizing drinks such as oak-aged blackberry kombucha to healing gourmet treats such as homemade miso or wild garlic oil. Organised in chapters focusing around infusing, fermenting, pickling and drying, Rachel's recipes use everyday ingredients in ingenious ways to create treats for any occassion. Spend some mindful moments in your kitchen turning nature's bounty into decadent treats for your family and friends. The act of making edible gifts for others is just as rewarding as receiving them, especially when you keep a store of jars for yourself to to savour as the seasons come and go. Treat both those around you and yourself to the bounty of a modern larder full of delicious offerings.
Blue Ribbon Canning across America takes readers on a canning journey and celebrates Americana with 150 state fair prize-winning recipes for jam, preserves, pickles, sauces, and more, plus tips and methods for making delicious blue ribbon recipes at home.
In addition, thorough chapters on ingredients, equipment, canning techniques, and safe processing will proide a sold foundation for canners of all skill levels. Special sections on the history of canning, the history of fair competitions, and information on how to enter a fair competiion to complete the package."
Preserving is a wonderful way to make summer and autumn fruits and vegetables last into the winter and through to the next harvesting season. It's easy to do, inexpensive and great fun! Whether you grow your own, pick from the hedgerow or buy your ingredients, this book will help you make the best preserves every time. The diversity of preserves and whether they are sweet or sharp, hot or fruity, smooth or chunky, is matched only by the variety of foods with which they can be eaten. Guy Tullberg's family has been preserving for generations, and their award-winning company is called Tracklements, after an old English word meaning a savoury jelly or sauce. Tracklements Savoury Preserves includes 100 of their favourite recipes, so whether you fancy Hot aubergine pickle, Green tomato chutney or Beetroot and horseradish relish, there's something in this book for you. The book also reveals some of the social history behind the preserves and shares Tracklements' tips and techniques perfected over four decades of making preserves. There is also a guide to the preserving kitchen, including basic tips and advice on which simple pieces of kit will help you make the best preserves.
Winner of the 2013 James Beard Foundation Book Award for Reference and Scholarship, and a New York Times bestseller, The Art of Fermentation is the most comprehensive guide to do-it-yourself home fermentation ever published. Sandor Katz presents the concepts and processes behind fermentation in ways that are simple enough to guide a reader through their first experience making sauerkraut or yogurt, and in-depth enough to provide greater understanding and insight for experienced practitioners.
While Katz expertly contextualizes fermentation in terms of biological and cultural evolution, health and nutrition, and even economics, this is primarily a compendium of practical information--how the processes work; parameters for safety; techniques for effective preservation; troubleshooting; and more.
With two-color illustrations and extended resources, this book provides essential wisdom for cooks, homesteaders, farmers, gleaners, foragers, and food lovers of any kind who want to develop a deeper understanding and appreciation for arguably the oldest form of food preservation, and part of the roots of culture itself.
Readers will find detailed information on fermenting vegetables; sugars into alcohol (meads, wines, and ciders); sour tonic beverages; milk; grains and starchy tubers; beers (and other grain-based alcoholic beverages); beans; seeds; nuts; fish; meat; and eggs, as well as growing mold cultures, using fermentation in agriculture, art, and energy production, and considerations for commercial enterprises. Sandor Katz has introduced what will undoubtedly remain a classic in food literature, and is the first--and only--of its kind.
The Smoking Food Manual will take you through every stage of every kind of smoking adventure, whether it's building a smoke house in the garden or cold smoking a dish of butter on your stove top or a cocktail in the dining room. Each method of smoking is explained, including the home smokers available on the market, together with ideas and tips for the kind of food that best suits which one, and the fuel, scents and woods that can be used. There are tempting recipes for all kinds of food, including: Hot-smoked crab Fennel-smoked salmon Texas-style brisket Chipotle chilli chicken Honey-glazed smoked halibut Whiskey-marinated ribs Earl-Grey scented trout. There are also chapters extending the art of smoke to vegetables, fruit, nuts and even oil and butter, with tempting and delicious recipes suitable for vegetarians and vegans.
`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.
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.
"From the experts, the new bible in home preserving."
Ball Home Canning Products are the gold standard in home preserving supplies, the trademark jars on display in stores every summer from coast to coast. Now the experts at Ball have written a book destined to become the "bible" of home preserving.
As nutrition and food quality has become more important, home canning and preserving has increased in popularity for the benefits it offers: Cooks gain control of the ingredients, including organic fruits and vegetables Preserving foods at their freshest point locks in nutrition The final product is free of chemical additives and preservatives Store-bought brands cannot match the wonderful flavor of homemade Only a few hours are needed to put up a batch of jam or relish Home preserves make a great personal gift any time of year
These 400 innovative and enticing recipes include everything from salsas and savory sauces to pickling, chutneys, relishes and of course, jams, jellies, and fruit spreads, such as: Mango-Raspberry Jam, Damson Plum Jam Crab Apple Jelly, Green Pepper Jelly Spiced Red Cabbage, Pickled Asparagus Roasted Red Pepper Spread, Tomatillo Salsa Brandied Apple Rings, Apricot-Date Chutney
The book includes comprehensive directions on safe canning and preserving methods plus lists of required equipment and utensils. Specific instructions for first-timers and handy tips for the experienced make the Ball Complete Book of Home Preserving a valuable addition to any kitchen library.
The Book That Started the Fermentation Revolution Sandor Ellix Katz, winner of a James Beard Award and New York Times bestselling author, whom Michael Pollan calls the "Johnny Appleseed of Fermentation" returns to the iconic book that started it all, but with a fresh perspective, renewed enthusiasm, and expanded wisdom from his travels around the world. This self-described fermentation revivalist is perhaps best known simply as Sandorkraut, which describes his joyful and demystifying approach to making and eating fermented foods, the health benefits of which have helped launch a nutrition-based food revolution. Since its publication in 2003, and aided by Katz's engaging and fervent workshop presentations, Wild Fermentation has inspired people to turn their kitchens into food labs: fermenting vegetables into sauerkraut, milk into cheese or yogurt, grains into sourdough bread, and much more. In turn, they've traded batches, shared recipes, and joined thousands of others on a journey of creating healthy food for themselves, their families, and their communities. Katz's work earned him the Craig Clairborne lifetime achievement award from the Southern Foodways Alliance, and has been called "one of the unlikely rock stars of the American food scene" by The New York Times. This updated and revised edition, now with full color photos throughout, is sure to introduce a whole new generation to the flavors and health benefits of fermented foods. It features many brand-new recipes--including Strawberry Kvass, African Sorghum Beer, and Infinite Buckwheat Bread--and updates and refines original recipes reflecting the author's ever-deepening knowledge of global food traditions that has influenced four-star chefs and home cooks alike. For Katz, his gateway to fermentation was sauerkraut. So open this book to find yours, and start a little food revolution right in your own kitchen. Praise for Sandor Ellix Katz and his books "The Art of Fermentation is an extraordinary book, and an impressive work of passion and scholarship."--Deborah Madison, author of Local Flavors "Sandor Katz has proven himself to be the king of fermentation."--Sally Fallon Morell, President, The Weston A. Price Foundation "Sandor Katz has already awakened more people to the diversity and deliciousness of fermented foods than any other single person has over the last century."--Gary Paul Nabhan, author of Growing Food in a Hotter, Drier Land "The fermenting bible." -- Newsweek "In a country almost clinically obsessed with sterilization Katz reminds us of the forgotten benefits of living in harmony with our microbial relatives." -- Grist
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.
Preserve your harvest and create amazing jams, chutneys and preserves out of fruit, vegetables and even flowers from your garden with Thane Prince's Jams and Chutneys. This inspiring recipe book, from much-loved cookery writer and judge Thane Prince is packed with over 150 easy-to-follow recipes for making long-lasting sweet and savoury preserves to enjoy or give as a delicious gift. With a tasty mix of traditional preserving recipes, plus plenty of inspiring new ideas, you can pack your cupboards with jellies, marmalades, pickles, chutneys, cordials and relishes for all occasions. With recipes from mango jam to homemade tomato ketchup, and ingredients from raspberries to rose petals, Thane Prince's Jams and Chutneys is the tastiest guide to the art of preserving for the whole family. Perfect for all aspiring jam-makers and cooks, Thane Prince's Jams and Chutneys is the ideal step-by-step guide for anyone looking to create something uniquely delicious. Previous ISBN 9781405329545
"We Sure Can " celebrates the ongoing "Canvolution," in which urban "preservationists," local-food aficionados, rural picklers and jammers, and food bloggers are rediscovering the vanishing art of home canning jams, pickles, and other preserves. And we're not talking your standard strawberry jam here; passionate canners are preserving all manner of fruits and vegetables and combining them with unexpectedly exotic spices and ingredients.
The book features over 100 recipes from an international assembly of inventive canners (including the author herself), as well as profiles of those who do it best. The book's recipes are divided according to the seasons; some of the more tantalizing creations include Lemongrass, Ginger, & Kaffir Lime Jelly; Blackberry Lime Jam; Dandelion Jelly; Pickled Ramps; Lavender Peach Preserves; and Pickled Watermelon Rinds. The book also features practical and important information and safety tips for those wanting to start canning produce at home.
Perfect for fans of the growing locavore movement and those who are empowered by the idea of "putting up" their own preserves, this book will inspire readers to start their own jam sessions as soon as the year's bumper crop of fruits and vegetables becomes available. Can anybody join the movement? We sure can
'Pam Corbin is the master, and the first person I turn to for everything to do with preserving. I've learnt so much from her' - DIANA HENRY
Pam Corbin is the expert who professional cooks consult when they want to make jams, jellies, marmalades, chutneys, pickles or anything else to do with preserving. They know her as 'Pam the Jam', and this book is the culmination of her years of experience, distilled into more than 100 tried-and-tested recipes. Her jams, marmalades and fruit spreads contain far less sugar than traditional recipes, which means that they taste astonishingly fruity and delicious. Likewise, her chutneys and pickles are lighter and sprightlier than the old-fashioned kind.
Pam will show you how to make more unusual preserves too - such as glossy fruit cheeses to serve with everything from Stilton to manchego (which calls for her classic quince membrillo). Or creamy yet zesty fruit curd: there's a recipe for classic lemon curd, and also a wonderfully light lime and coconut one.
If you have an array of Pam's preserves in your store cupboard, you can transform any meal in an instant. She'll inspire you to dig into your jars of preserves to make spin-off recipes such as scrumptious lime cheesecake, cherry pie or spicy sausage rolls. Packed with detailed instructions, explanations and tips, this is the only preserve-making bible that you will ever need.
Whether grow-your-own, bought locally from a farmer's market, or fresh from an ordinary supermarket, the seasons still affect the quality, abundance and price of good food. It just makes sense to preserve food quality for those times when it's not as plentiful or not available at all. Dehydrating food with this terrific book is easy and creates tasty food year-round. Incorporating the age-old practices of food dehydration takes full advantage of what nature offers. All the wonderful recipes are still here and there is a bonus section on everything from pet treats to crafts and homemade gifts. What has changed is that the 'Everything You Need to Know About Dehydrating Foods' section has been expanded to include even more comprehensive and complete information about dehydrating foods along with even more tips and techniques. There are more than 150 recipes for dehydrating everything from herbs and seasonings to fruits, vegetables, meats and fish. Plus more than 250 delicious recipes actually use the dehydrated foods as ingredients, putting home-preserved food to work for home, caravan, boat or campsite. The easy-to-follow drying instructions along with time guidelines make even a novice cook feel like a seasoned professional. Planting a few extra rows of tomatoes or beans, picking many strawberries at their peak or buying that big basket of freshly harvested carrots can really pay off later. Loading up the dehydrator will provide personally dried foods the whole year through.
Getting a nutritious, tasty meal on the table every night isn't always easy, but for those of us with busy lifestyles and little time to spare, using a freezer can be a lifeline.
Whether it's batch cooking on a Sunday, for easy reheating throughout the week, or meals which can be made swiftly on a Monday, with the leftovers frozen for another time, Freezable Family Meals makes dinnertime low-stress and high on flavour. From lasagne and casseroles to veggie shepherds pie and fishcakes, there's something for even the fussiest of eaters.
Accompanied throughout with full-colour photographs and a nutritional breakdown of every recipe, this collection of Good Food's go-to family recipes will work first time, every time. With advice on defrosting and reheating from the experts at Good Food, mealtimes have never been easier.
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