Perfect Preserves is the most thorough, up-to-date illustrated book available on preserving all types of garden produce. The book opens with a complete discussion of equipment and techniques--bottling, salting, oil-curing, pickling, sweetening, dousing in alcohol, freezing, and drying--plus info on sterilizing jars, packaging, and labeling.
Chapters on preserving fruits; vegetables; and flowers, leaves, and spices make up the rest of the book. Here author Nora Carey offers recipes for the preserves as well as finished dishes using the preserves.More than 150 color photos were shot especially for this book by Mick Hales, and they offer a tour of some of the most beautiful kitchen gardens in England as they highlight seasonal fruits, vegetables, and herbs. Photos showing preserving techniques and equipment and mouth-watering finished dishes add further appeal.
This is a stunning book to give or to add to your kitchen library.