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Preserved Hardcover – September 30, 2004
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"Preserved contains everything you could wish to know on drying, salting, smoking and pickling. Elegantly written... gives excellent recipes." -- Mail on Sunday, September 04
"This is a stupendous book." -- Delicious, August 04
About the Author
Nick Sandler is the co-author of Soup and Mushrooms, with Johnny Acton. A development chef, Nick creates new concepts in food then preserves them for retail customers such as delicatessens and supermarkets.
Johnny Acton is an entrepreneurial writer/journalist whose career has included writing obituaries for the London Times. He was the originator of the idea for SOUP works, the sublime London-based restaurant chain. Johnny is an authority on ballooning and the author of The Man Who Touched The Sky.
Top customer reviews
What it is not: a comprehensive canning or preserving book, such as the Ball Canning book or "Putting Food By."
What it is: a beautifully photographed book that provides an overview, with recipes, of twelve different techniques used to preserve food. The authors are English and very witty, and I found myself enjoying their commentary as much as the recipes.
For Americans, it will be hard to find kippers to smoke or nasturtium buds with which to make capers, but the recipes are a fun read. More accessible are the salami, sausage, jams, chutneys, etc.
This book has a "search inside the book" option, which will allow you to see the table of contents and a sample page or two. You can click on that link at the top of the page, right below the photo of the book, and that info may help you decide if this book is right for you.
This is so well done its worth reading and gleaning from, even if most of the recipes aren't to your taste. But if you have limited space on your shelf, definitely flip through this somewhere before investing in your own copy to make sure it's right for you!
It's great to be able to be able to create long term storable foods for yourself. It will also assuredly save you money. Home preserved foods are often far cheaper than the store bought equivalents. For example, store bought beef jerky often runs $15/lb or more, and there's no reason not to make it yourself for $3-$4.