Synopses & Reviews
You Can Pickle It!
Why limit yourself to cucumbers when pickling brings out the best in so many vegetables and fruits? Andrea Chesman offers dozens of zesty possibilities in The Pickled Pantry, a comprehensive guide to pickling that features recipes for the crisp cucumbers you've always loved---dills, half-sours, bread and butters---plus delicious ideas for pickling everything from carrots to rhubarb, cabbage to pineapple.
It doesn't matter whether you have a few fresh-picked cucumbers or ten pounds of beets. Single-jar recipes, big-harvest ideas, relishes, chutneys, fermented pickles and krauts, and freezer and refrigerator variations provide pickling solutions for every situation. And once your pantry is fully stocked, Chesman provides recipes for 36 delicious ways to use your pickles in prepared dishes.
Excellent coverage of a broad spectrum of pickling techniques, including, but not limited to, fermentation. Andrea Chesman’s clear writing and simple directions make these processes accessible enough for first-timers, while her recipes are varied enough to provide new inspiration to longtime practitioners. Sandor Ellix Katz, author of Wild Fermentation
Andrea was researching and writing about pickling long before it was in vogue, and it shows in The Pickled Pantry! There's not a thing about pickling not covered in this book — a must for the pickling newbie and the avid pickler alike! Tigress in a Pickle, HungryTigress.com
I opened this gorgeous book on a blustery winter's day. Two hours later I emerged, inspired and energized. Andrea Chesman has produced a book that makes one pine for pickles. Kathy Harrison, author of Just In Case
What a fantastic resource - and, a fun read! The Pickled Pantry has much to offer to pickling enthusiasts at all levels. Andrea Chesman is a master of the craft, and her clear and engaging style will make anyone feel like they can be, too. One of the most comprehensive resources available on fermented pickles, in particular. Andrea Chesman does a superb job demystifying the process and conveying all the information one needs to know to make delicious pickles! Dan Rosenberg & Addie Rose Holland, owners, Real Pickles
Blending your grandmother s pickling know-how with today s Internet resources, Andrea Chesman shows you how easy it is to fill your pantry with tasty homemade sauerkraut, Salt-Cured Dilly Beans, and Rosemary Onion Confit. Explaining classic techniques in simple language, guiding you to helpful websites, and making you laugh with humorous stories, Chesman provides inspiration and encouragement for both first-time picklers and dedicated home canners. With tips on pickling everything from apples to zucchini, you ll enjoy exploring the stunning variety of flavors that can fill a Mason jar.
Half-Sour Dill Pickles. Salt-Cured Dilly Beans. Sauerkraut. Kimchi. Classic Hot Sauce. Cortido with Cilantro. Rosemary Onion Confit. Italian Tomato Relish. Chow Chow. Korean-Style Pickled Garlic. With Andrea Chesman's expert guidance, you'll love making these and dozens of other fresh, contemporary recipes for pickling everything from apples to zucchini. Beginners will welcome the simple, low-fuss methods and thorough coverage of pickling basics, including fermenting, and dedicated home canners will love the large-batch recipes and the stunning variety of flavors.
About the Author
Andrea Chesman has written more than 20 cookbooks, including Storey’s Pickled Pantry, Recipes from the Root Cellar, Serving Up the Harvest, and Mom’s Best Crowd-Pleasers. She has also written a number of books on grilling, including the James Beard Award nominee The Vegetarian Grill. She has contributed to many publications including the New York Times, Cooking Light, Vegetarian Times, Fine Cooking, and many regional and local newspapers. She teaches and does cooking demonstrations and classes at fairs, festivals, book events, and garden shows across the United States. She lives in Ripton, Vermont.
Table of Contents
1 All About Pickling
2 Fermented Pickles
3 Single Jar Pickles
4 Big-Harvest Fresh-Pack Pickles
5 Salsas, Relishes, Chutneys
6 Refrigerator & Freezer Pickles
7 Recipes for Enjoying Homemade Pickles