The Preservation Kitchen: The Craft of Making and Cooking with Pickles, Preserves, and Aigre-doux

The Preservation Kitchen: The Craft of Making and Cooking with Pickles, Preserves, and Aigre-doux

Paul Virant, Kate Leahy


the 1st canning guide and cookbook authored through a Michelin-starred chef and eating place proprietor, The maintenance Kitchen unearths an international of never-ending taste combos utilizing innovative rules that deliver selfmade preserves deliciously to lifestyles. Pairing technology with artwork, Paul Virant provides specialist keeping options, subtle recipes, and seasonal menus encouraged through the award-winning fare at his eating place, Vie, in Western Springs, Illinois.

resourceful tangy jams, brandied culmination, zesty relishes, cured meats, and candy and savory conserves are the focal point of the 1st half this e-book, whereas seasonal menus pairing those preserves with every little thing from salads and cocktails to poached fish and braised meat compose the second one. Brandied Cherries utilized in Cherry Clafoutis, or as a garnish for the Beer-Jam long island, are a candy reminder of the summer time harvest. And the fowl Fried Steak with Smoked Spring Onion take pleasure in anticipates hotter days while you’re nonetheless deep in iciness.

along recipes and menus, Virant attracts on his wide technical wisdom and adventure to supply designated and accomplished guidance for secure canning practices, trying out pH, strain canning, water tub processing, and storing. yet regardless of how specified the technology, Virant by no means forgets the artwork in every one hand made safeguard and thoughtfully built recipe. His special approach re-imagines seasonal consuming through harmonizing contrary or strange partnerships: the brightness of summer time fruit can be tempered with the earthiness of meats and iciness produce, or the delicacy of spring greens will be enriched via the powerful herbs and spices extra common of fall. The protection Kitchen not just demonstrates and instructs, it encourages and explores the unlimited probabilities of shooting the seasons in a jar.

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