The Blue Chair Jam Cookbook

The Blue Chair Jam Cookbook

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Rachel Saunders's The Blue Chair Jam Cookbookis the definitive jam and marmalade cookbook of the 21st century. In addition to offering more than 100 original jam, jelly, and marmalade recipes, master jam artisan Rachel Saunders shares all of her technical preserving knowledge, as well as her unique jam maker's perspective on fruit. Rachel combines nostalgia with a modern, sustainable approach to creating fresh and vividly flavoured preserves. The recipes are divided into chapters based on the seasons, and each chapter is organized by month and type of fruit. Sample recipes include Strawberry-Marsala Jam with Rosemary, Italian Lemon Marmalade, and Early Girl Tomato Jam. More than 100 stunning photographs by Sara Remington illustrate each part of the preserving process--from the different stages of cooking. Each recipe includes an approximate yield and a suggested shelf life, in addition to details on recommended equipment, including Rachel's beloved copper jam pot. The Blue Chair Jam Cookbookgives all measurements by weight rather than volume, making it the most exact and reliable jam book on the market. More than 20 recipe variations are provided, along with detailed information about common and rare fruits, hybrid varieties, and flavour combinations. Nothing is left to chance or overlooked; Rachel explains every aspect of jam and marmalade making in step-by-step detail. The Blue Chair Jam Cookbookis a one-of-a-kind, must-have resource for home and professional cooks more

Product details

  • Hardback | 384 pages
  • 200.66 x 269.24 x 48.26mm | 1,632.92g
  • Andrews McMeel Publishing
  • Kansas City, United States
  • English
  • colour illustrations, frontispiece
  • 0740791435
  • 9780740791437
  • 150,132

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"Everything you need to know to make superb jam is inside "The Blue Chair Jam Cookbook", an inspiring work from a passionate artisan. Complete, clear, and easy-to-follow recipes, descriptions, and advice reflect Saunders's expertise as both a home jam maker and a professional--a combination that is pure gold for new and experienced jam makers. "The Blue Chair Jam Cookbook" will make you want to roll up your sleeves and head for the kitchen by way of the market (or garden or farm) as soon as you possibly can." -Alice Medrich, author of "Bittersweet: Recipes and Tales from a Life in Chocolate" and "Pure Dessert"show more

About Rachel Saunders

Rachel Saunders is the owner and founder of Blue Chair Fruit Company and the author of the James Beard Award-nominated Blue Chair Jam Cookbook, which is widely regarded as the definitive modern work on preserving. A much sought-after teacher and jam and marmalade expert, Rachel offers classes regularly both in the U.S. and abroad and also offers a stream-able online class, Jam & Marmalade the Blue Chair Way. A native of New York State, Rachel studied France and the French language at Smith College and La Sorbonne Paris IV, receiving her degree from Smith at age 20. She lives with her husband in Oakland, CA. Online: more

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