jun 25, 2013 | isbn 9780307599483
the ultimate canning guide for cooks—from the novice to the professional—and the only book you need to save (and savor) the season throughout the entire year
“gardening history, 18th-century american painters, poems, and practical information; it’s a rich book. and unlike other books on preserving, west gives recipes that will goad you to make easy preserves.” —the atlantic
strawberry jam. pickled beets. homegrown tomatoes. these are the tastes of kevin west’s southern childhood, and they are the tastes that inspired him to “save the season,” as he traveled from the citrus groves of southern california to the cranberry bogs of massachusetts and everywhere in between, chronicling america’s rich preserving traditions.
here, west presents his findings: 220 recipes for sweet and savory jams, pickles, cordials, cocktails, candies, and more—from classic apricot jam to green tomato chutney; from pickled asparagus with tarragon and green garlic to scotch marmalade. includes 300 full-color photographs.