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Jam It, Pickle It, Cure It: And Other Cooking Projects

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I've planned my summer around this book, and I can't decide what to pickle, jar, or cure first. Solomon teaches you how to infuse your own spirits and make your own lemon curd, graham crackers, ricotta, mustard, and marshmallows! Detailed instructions for every imaginable kitchen project make this a perfect guide for every culinary do-it-yourselfer.
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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

Review:

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

Synopsis:

Food and crafting enthusiasts look forward to the weekends to create, experiment, and stock the pantry with handcrafted edibles and gifts. For creative urban dwellers, the kitchen is a workshop space, and Jam It, Pickle It, Cure It: And Other Cooking Projects is its how-to guide.

This savvy collection of 75 recipes for creating homemade artisan foodstuffs features delicious projects easy enough to be completed in one to two days. Detailed instructions, prep-ahead tips, shopping lists, and optional extras outline the shortest route between crafty cooks and a pantry full of hand-labeled, better-than-store-bought creations.

About the Author

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.

Table of Contents

acknowledgments xi

introduction 1

1 munch it

CRACKERS, CHIPS AND DIPS

Basic Crackers, Breadsticks, and Flatbread 5

Baked Potato Chips 7

Fried Potato Chips 9

Cheese Chips 11

Classic Black Bean Dip 12

White Bean Dip 13

2 bottle it

ALL MANNER OF CONDIMENTS

Infused Oil 16

Basic Vinaigrette 17

Severely Hot (or Not) Sauce 18

Regular Ol Tomato Ketchup (but Better) 20

Orange Yogurt Dressing 21

Oregano and Cumin Dressing 22

Tahini Goddess Dressing 23

Buttermilk Dressing 24

Caesar Dressing 25

Mustard 26

Mayonnaise 27

3 brine it

PICKLES AND OLIVES

Pickled Green Beans 33

Olives 34

Stuffed Olives 35

Super-Fast Thai Cucumber Salad 37

Quick Pickled Daikon with Lemon 38

Kimchee 39

4 noodle it

EASY PASTA, THREE WAYS

Basic Pasta Dough 44

Simple Tomato Sauce 45

Meat, Cheese, and Spinach Filling 46

Ravioli 47

Lasagne 50

Tagliatelle 51

5 hook it

PRESERVED AND CURED FISH

Gravlax 54

Salt Cod 56

Smoked Trout 57

6 hunt it

PRESERVED AND CURED MEAT

Smoked Turkey 62

Bacon 63

Lard 67

Sausage Patties 68

Sausage Links 70

Beef Jerky 72

7 milk it

BUTER AND CHEESE

Butter 76

Yogurt Cheese 78

Queso Blanco 79

Ricotta Cheese 80

Ricotta Salata 82

8 jam it

PRESERVES, CURDS, AND FRUIT BUTTER

Strawberry Jam 86

Orange Marmalade 92

Apple Butter 93

Lemon Curd 95

9 sugar it

SWEET TREATS

Toaster Tarts 98

Marshmallows 101

Apple Fruit Leather 103

Chocolate Sandwich Cookies 104

Graham Crackers 107

10 freeze it

FROZEN CONFECTIONS

Mango and Lime Pops 110

Watermelon Pops 112

Arnold Palmer Pops 113

Chocolate Fudge Pops 114

Coconut Cream Pops 115

Burnt Salted Caramel Icies 116

Banana Cream Pops 117

11 unwrap it

MAKING CANDY

Senior Mints 120

Toffee 122

Coconut Almond Candy Bars 123

Peanut Butter Cups 125

12 drink it

HARD AND SOFT BEVERAGES

Jamaican Ginger Beer 129

Chai 130

Orange-Flavored Vodka 131

Orange Liqueur 132

Toasted Walnut Brandy 133

Winter Solstice Brew 134

Hot and Sweet Liqueur 135

Fruit and Nut Brandy 136

Potent Iced Tea with Lemon Cordial 138

Limoncello 139

Limoncello di Crema 140

Rumkirschen 141

index 142

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Meagan Hofmeister, January 1, 2012 (view all comments by Meagan Hofmeister)
Who doesn't want to make their own bacon, ferment cabbage, and can jam?
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sarahgilbert, September 14, 2009 (view all comments by sarahgilbert)
this book is both satisfyingly broad (pickles! bacon! crackers! pasta! jam! limoncello di crema!) and disappointingly shallow. with a title like "jam it, pickle it" I expected quite a few more jam and pickle recipes. three jam recipes (and one "curd") and four pickle recipes is a bit of a let-down. what's here sounds fabulous -- I'm off to secure several pounds of fresh olives this fall for my own cured olives, and I'll try many of the liqueur recipes -- and the photography is stunning and will, I'm sure, inspire many a reluctant jam-pickle-curer.

the big drawback of this book is that it embraces an out-of-the-grocery-store philosophy and yet skips many of the important lessons (there's no talk about eating the the seasons, for instance, nor can a budding home preserver have a clue how to deal with large quantities of, say, fruit off a backyard tree, or an *entire* salmon, despite the rather oddly titled chapter, "hunt it") and suggests using many grocery store ingredients, like canned tomatoes (even though canning one's own tomatoes is, in my opinion, preserving 101). the book is inspirational and cute and crafty. a bible of preservation methods it is not. most definitely belongs as a coffee table complement to a very robust preserving library.
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Carmen Rigby, July 28, 2009 (view all comments by Carmen Rigby)
Love this book! Worth every penny!
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781580089586
Author:
Solomon, Karen
Publisher:
Ten Speed Press
Photographer:
Martine, Jennifer
Subject:
General
Subject:
Methods - Canning & Preserving
Subject:
Cookery
Subject:
Canning and preserving
Subject:
Canning & Preserving
Subject:
Cooking and Food-Preserving
Copyright:
Publication Date:
20090431
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
160
Dimensions:
9.40x8.10x.90 in. 1.67 lbs.

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"Staff Pick" by ,

I've planned my summer around this book, and I can't decide what to pickle, jar, or cure first. Solomon teaches you how to infuse your own spirits and make your own lemon curd, graham crackers, ricotta, mustard, and marshmallows! Detailed instructions for every imaginable kitchen project make this a perfect guide for every culinary do-it-yourselfer.

"Review" by , "tips so flavor-boosting..., they made us want to snub the squeeze bottles filling our fridges."
"Synopsis" by , Food and crafting enthusiasts look forward to the weekends to create, experiment, and stock the pantry with handcrafted edibles and gifts. For creative urban dwellers, the kitchen is a workshop space, and Jam It, Pickle It, Cure It: And Other Cooking Projects is its how-to guide.

This savvy collection of 75 recipes for creating homemade artisan foodstuffs features delicious projects easy enough to be completed in one to two days. Detailed instructions, prep-ahead tips, shopping lists, and optional extras outline the shortest route between crafty cooks and a pantry full of hand-labeled, better-than-store-bought creations.

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