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Saving the Season

A Cook's Guide to Home Canning, Pickling, and Preserving
West, Kevin (Book - 2013 )
Average Rating: 5 stars out of 5.
Saving the Season


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One of The Atlantic 's Best Food Books of the Year A Los Angeles Times nbsp;Holiday Gift-Giving Pick An Amazon Best Cookbook & Food Writing Book of the Year Strawberry jam. Pickled beets. Homegrown tomatoes. These are the tastes of Kevin West's Southern childhood, and they are the tastes that inspired him to "save the season," as he traveled from the citrus groves of Southern California to the cranberry bogs of Massachusetts and everywhere in between, chronicling America's rich preserving traditions. nbsp; Here, West presents his findings: 220 recipes for sweet and savory jams, pickles, cordials, cocktails, candies, and more; plus 300 full-color photographs. From Classic Apricot Jam to Green Tomato Chutney; from Pickled Asparagus with Tarragon and Green Garlic to Scotch Marmalade, Saving the Season is the ultimate guide for cooks -- from the novice to the professional -- and the only book you need to save (and savor) the season throughout the entire year.
Authors: West, Kevin, 1970-
Title: Saving the season
a cook's guide to home canning, pickling, and preserving
Publisher: New York :, Alfred A. Knopf,, 2013
Edition: First edition
Characteristics: ix, 532 pages :,colored illustrations ;,24 cm
Content Type: text
Media Type: unmediated
Carrier Type: volume
Contents: Spring
Summer
Fall
Winter
Appendix I. Some popular fruit varieties
Appendix II. Peak seasons, by region
Appendix III. Comparative pH ranges of some common foods
ISBN: 0307599485
9780307599483
Branch Call Number: 641.42 WEST
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  • gen6tex rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

In my estimation there are roughly two classes of cookbook, one that is a delight to read but somewhat short of recipes, and one that is jam packed with recipes but short on writing. Kevin West has managed to make "Saving the Season" both of these. I picked up this book looking for a recipe for bread and butter pickles and found it was more than a book of canning recipes. He is a great writer, focuses on cooking seasonally and includes interesting antidotes (see pg 232). I guess I will have to break down and buy this one when my renewals run out.

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