Jam It, Pickle It, Cure It: And Other Cooking Projects (Hardcover)

By Karen Solomon, Jennifer Martine (Photographer)
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Do you relish the joys of hot toast spread with your own homemade butter and jam? Love to dazzle your friends with jars and tins of choice goodies-all created by you? The kitchen is a paradise for crafty cooks, and whether you're a newcomer to the realm of amateur artisanal edibles or a seasoned food crafter on the prowl for your next batch of appetizing challenges, " Jam It, Pickle It, Cure""It" has recipes galore for you (75, to be exact).
Projects range from perfect pantry staples (Butter, Crackers, Pasta) to festive giftables (Toasted Walnut Brandy, Lemon Curd, Peanut Butter Cups); some give quick gratification (Mayonnaise, Rumkirschen, Potato Chips), while others reward patience (Gravlax, Ricotta Salata, Kimchee). Practical prep-ahead and storage instructions accompany each recipe, several give variations (like Caramelized Onion and Thyme Butter-yum), and most share ideas on how to use it, serve it, and give it away.
Complete with color photographs and the accumulated wisdom of author Karen Solomon's years of food crafting, "Jam It, Pickle It, Cure""It" is your one-stop resource for turning your culinary inspiration into a pantry full of hand-labeled, better-than-store-bought creations

Karen Solomon is a food and lifestyle writer and veteran culinary tinkerer and food crafter. She is the author of "The Cheap Bastard's Guide to San Francisco," a contributor to "San Francisco" magazine and the "San Francisco Chronicle," and a former editor and columnist for the "San Francisco Bay Guardian." She has also contributed "to Chow San Francisco Bay Area," the "SF Zagat Guide," and dozens of Bay Area and national publications. She lives with her partner, son, and food-focused dachshund in (you guessed it) San Francisco, California. Reach her at www.ksolomon.com.

About the Author

Karen Solomon is interested in the feelings of law enforcement and whether or not they have someone that will listen to them, most of them do not. Most books on the market are written by the police officers themselves, in almost textbook fashion relating protocol and situations with the orderliness of a police report. Her books are different from every book out there because the officers bare themselves to her; many of the interviews end in tears because they have opened up something that is very difficult to close. Karen Solomon is a graduate of Eckerd College and blogs as The Missing Niche. Her writing has been featured on PoliceMag.com and To Write Love on Her Arms. She lives in New England with her husband, 2 children and 2 dogs. Proceeds of the book will be donated to law enforcement charities.

Praise For…

"tips so flavor-boosting..., they made us want to snub the squeeze bottles filling our fridges."
—Every Day with Rachael Ray

Product Details
ISBN: 9781580089586
ISBN-10: 1580089585
Publisher: Ten Speed Press
Publication Date: April 2009
Pages: 148
Language: English