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Jam It, Pickle It, Cure It: And Other Cooking Projects Hardcover – April 28, 2009
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From the Publisher
* Features instructions for homemade cheeses, condiments, smoked meats, pickles, noodles, crackers and breadsticks, popsicles, jams, cordials, and more.
* The only book to offer a wide selection of projects that can be completed over a single weekend.
* Special feature--the book includes creative packaging ideas for these gift-worthy creations.
More About the Author
Karen also works as a culinary tour guide for Edible Excursions, showing off the best food in San Francisco. She's also a frequent instructor of canning, pickles, jams, and other techniques of food preservation. Catch her teaching videos online anytime at Creativebug.com.
Television appearances include Bay Area Backroads, Check, Please! Bay Area, and The Big Dish. Karen is also a fan favorite in the Chow!Tips video series on Chow.com.
Karen has presented as a guest speaker at Boston University's Gastronomy Program (September, 2011) and at the 2009 Epicurean Classic in Michigan. She's the former organizer and host of the Jam It Salon, a quarterly DIY "show and taste" at 18 Reasons (2009-2011) and a former organizer and host of the Baby Food Swap (2010). She has served as a judge for both the Eat Real Festival and the Good Food Awards.
Karen's culinary influences come from a variety of sources. While teaching English in Japanese schools and traveling throughout Asia, she had ample time to learn the satisfaction and simplicity of Japanese home cooking. And from the time she could stand on a stool and stir, Karen always enjoyed cooking alongside her mother to make chicken soup, kugel, stuffed cabbage, and other comfort foods of her Eastern European heritage. Most recently, Karen's cooking has become more project-based and crafty, taking on homemade, improved flavors where mass production tends to dominate. She is dedicated to food preservation, as well as eating locally, sustainably, seasonally, and supporting a judicious and delicious food system.
Karen currently resides in San Francisco's Mission district with her partner, her sons, and an equally food-obsessed dachshund, Mabel.
Top Customer Reviews
While paging through the cozily styled recipes in this book I found myself hard pressed to find a project that I didn't want to try. Homemade Apple Butter - bring it on! Pickled Green Beans - when does the farmer's market open?! And if I have two weeks to spare I can even make my own bacon. Perhaps the item I'm most excited to try my hand at is Strawberry Jam. I'm honestly not sure if I can contain my excitement until June when the strawberries will be at their peak of juiciness in New England.
All of the recipes have thorough and thoughtful instructions. This cookbook will absolutely not disappoint and would make a wonderful gift.
If you, like me, are looking for ways to preserve a harvest/hunt in a manner that doesn't require a freezer or fridge, skip this book and look elsewhere. This is for people playing at preserving, not the real thing.
One critical element that this book includes that most of my others do not - what to do with all of your little homemade condiments and fresh cheese. I can certainly come up with my own ideas, but it's refreshing to find an author that includes items from the book in the other recipes within the book. You can take as many steps as you like and use the finished product or morph it into something even bigger. I also never thought of making my own butter with the added bonus of buttermilk, which doesn't exist in my part of the world. Kudos to Karen Solomon!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
A Father's Day / Birthday gift for my Daddy, an avid hunter, gardener and pickling fan! He's stoked to get picklin' & try some of the curing recipes.Published 2 months ago by Nrsenn
Quite nice, a Great deal of good information for a beginnerPublished 4 months ago by Phillip A. Rudolph
The quality of this item was as good or better than what was in the description. The book arrived much sooner than the anticipated delivery date.Published 5 months ago by Bloomingarden
If you like to cook and love homemade dressings, sauces and lots of other wonderful things, this is the book!Published 10 months ago by Loretta V. Dreier
Received this book which looks like it would be a good one to have around for anyone even if your not a canner. It has a lot of things in it. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Mary Elson