Salt Sugar Smoke : How to preserve fruit, vegetables, meat and fish
Award-winning food writer Diana Henry has sourced preserves from many different cuisines, from familiar fruit jams to more unusual recipes such as Georgian plum sauce, rhubarb schnapps and Middle Eastern pickled turnips. There is expert advice and instruction on techniques where necessary - from successful smoking (without expensive equipment) to foolproof jellies. As always Diana's irresistible narrative style makes you feel she is in the kitchen with you, guiding you gently through the recipes and providing fascinating background that ranges from the traditions of wild mushroom picking in Italy, Scandinavia and Russia to Simone de Beauvoir (who compared making jam to capturing time).
Preserving makes the most of seasonal ingredients and intensifies flavours wonderfully. It's also a delicious way of making everyday food special and giving friends and family something beautifully home-made. From elderflower in spring and summer tomatoes, to autumn berries and winter vodkas, the recipes in this book will provide you with season after season of wonderful preserves.
- Hardback | 272 pages
- 189 x 264 x 26mm | 994g
- 03 Sep 2012
- Octopus Publishing Group
- MITCHELL BEAZLEY
- London, United Kingdom
- UK ed.
- 100 colour photographs
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About Diana Henry
A Bird in the Hand, Simple, How to Eat a Peach and From the Oven to the Table were Top 10 Bestsellers and Diana's books have sold over 800,000 copies worldwide.
Diana studied English Literature at the University of Oxford and journalism at City, University of London. She was a TV producer for the BBC for over ten years before starting to write. She lives in London with her children.