In this small encyclopedia, Wood distills the immense knowledge of earlier generations into a pantry-full of simple, foolproof recipes that will give endless delight both to make and to savor.
With guidelines on equipment and preparation, useful hints on cooking, and important tips to remember, this A-to-Z of recipes is an essential book for everyone from the experienced jammaker to new cooks making preserves for the first time. Classic recipes such as Mint Jelly, Lemon Curd, Pumpkin Jam, and Seville Orange Marmalade are all here, as well as more unusual combinations and ideas for preserving fruits, herbs, and vegetables. This unique and comprehensive recipe book revives the art of jam, jelly, pickle, and chutney making, and celebrates the joys of transforming a surfeit of anything--from apples to whortleberries--into jars full of sweetness. Recipes include dual measurements.