Jam It, Pickle It, Cure It: And Other Cooking Projects (Hardcover)
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Jam It, Pickle It, Cure It is your one-stop resource for turning culinary inspiration into a pantry full of hand-labeled, better-than-store-bought creations--featuring 75 recipes. Do you relish the joys of hot toast spread with your own homemade butter and jam? Love to dazzle your friends with jars and tins of choice goodies-all created by you? The kitchen is a paradise for crafty cooks, and whether you're a newcomer to the realm of amateur artisanal edibles or a seasoned food crafter on the prowl for your next batch of appetizing challenges, Jam It, Pickle It, Cure It has the recipes for you. Projects range from perfect pantry staples (Butter, Crackers, Pasta) to festive giftables (Toasted Walnut Brandy, Lemon Curd, Peanut Butter Cups); some give quick gratification (Mayonnaise, Rumkirschen, Potato Chips), while others reward patience (Gravlax, Ricotta Salata, Kimchee). Practical prep-ahead and storage instructions accompany each recipe and several give variations (like Caramelized Onion and Thyme Butter-yum). Complete with color photographs and the accumulated wisdom of author Karen Solomon's years of food crafting, Jam It, Pickle It, Cure It is chock-full of ideas on how to use it, serve it, and give it away.
About the Author
KAREN SOLOMON is the author of Jam It, Pickle It, Cure It; Can It, Bottle It, Smoke It, and Asian Pickles. She is a contributing author to Chow! San Francisco Bay Area and a former contributing editor to Zagat Survey: San Francisco Bay Area Restaurants. Her edible musings on the restaurant scene, sustainable food programs, culinary trends, food history, and recipe development have appeared in Fine Cooking, Saveur.com, Prevention, Yoga Journal, Pastry & Baking, the San Francisco Chronicle, and elsewhere. Visit www.ksolomon.com.
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