Preserves: River Cottage Handbook No.2

by Pam Corbin, River Cottage

ISBN-10: 0747595321
ISBN-13: 9780747595328
Region: British
Publication Date: August, 2008
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About Preserves: River Cottage Handbook No.2

Publisher Web Link: http://www.bloomsbury.com/

In the second of the River Cottage Handbook series, Pam Corbin explains how to turn Britain’s seasonal gluts of fruit, vegetables, flowers and herbs into delicious preserves to enjoy all year around.

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 destined to join Mushrooms (Handbook No.1) as an indispensible household reference. (http://www.bloomsbury.com/)

Author Information

About Pam Corbin

Pam Corbin has been making preserves for as long as she can remember, and for more than twenty years her passion has been her business. Pam and her husband Hugh moved to Devon where they bought an old pig farm and converted it into a small jam factory. Always using good, wholesome, seasonal ingredients, their products, sold under the Thursday Cottage label, soon became firm favourites with jam-lovers the world over.

Pam has now hung up her professional wooden spoon but continues to ‘jam’ at home. She also works closely with the River Cottage team, making seasonal goodies using fruit, vegetables, herbs and flowers from her own garden, from Park Farm, and from the fields and hedgerows. In Cakes; River Cottage Handbook No.8, published by Bloomsbury in February 2011, Pam ‘the Jam’Corbin offers an engaging and uncomplicated guide to baking perfect cakes. (http://www.bloomsbury.com/)

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