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Jams, Preserves and Chutneys (The Basic Basics)

Jams, Preserves and Chutneys (The Basic Basics) [Kindle Edition]

Marguerite Patten
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Marguerite Patten, doyenne of British cookery, shares her wealth of knowledge and her tried and tested recipes for jams, marmalades, jellies, curds, pickles, relishes, chutneys and ketchups.

Home preserving is Marguerite's most natural culinary territory and she starts by explaining the equipment and the basic techniques, as well as what to do if things go wrong. She covers not only family favorites such as picalilli, ginger marmalade and rose petal jam but also more unusual classics from around the world, such as quince cheese and hot pepper jelly.

About the Author

Marguerite Patten is Britain's top selling cookery writer with sales totalling over 17 million copies. She pioneered easy-to-follow- recipes with her All Colour Cookery. She lives in Sussex.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 623 KB
  • Print Length: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Grub Street Cookery (5 Dec 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S. r.l.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (72 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #143,363 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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4.8 out of 5 stars
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93 of 93 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars It is what it is. 5 Feb 2005
Un-illustrated(for the majority of the book), however, it is, eloquently what it claims to be. And Marguerite, as usual, doesn't fail to complete her task. With literally hundreds of recipes and variations included in this book, it is a handbook, and all the basics are covered for making jams, marmalades, chutneys, pickles and much more.
'Golden Rules' for success are included, hints and tips and guides to equipment, ingredients and techniques. Ideal for the beginner to steer to accomplishment, and great as an idea book for the more advanced 'preserver'.
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68 of 68 people found the following review helpful
By A Customer
Once again Marguerite has come forth with a practical guide to home preserving. Good traditional recipes with clear instructions. It also gives one the confidence to strike forth and make recipes of your own.
This is certainly worth the money.
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52 of 52 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An Excellent Guide 20 July 2004
There is nothing more satisfying than making your own jam! It's a quicker process than you might imagine and the results are well worth the effort. When you use this book you feel that the author is with you in the kitchen, guiding your jam stirring arm, and reassuring you with her clearly written instructions.
I highly recommend it (and the pleasures of jam making) to you!
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35 of 35 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Does Exactly What it Says on the Tin 25 April 2007
A very carefully written, easily understood & clearly presented guide to home manufacture of jams, chutneys, pickles and a few other interesting preserves.

Patten explains how to approach even the more difficult jams an conserves in a confident manner that suggests failure is an imposibility (which, if you follow the intructions, it probably is!) and I have yet to have a failure with any of her recipes.

Something I particularly like is the variations she offers to her basic recipes - when dealing with a fruit glut it is a nice thing to have some slightly different jams to put into the cupboard.

Overall an excellent choice for both a beginner (she happily assumes no previous knowledge) and for a more experienced cook looking for new ideas.

Recommended without hesitation.
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27 of 27 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Inspiring! 4 July 2007
I really like this book. Although I've not had it all that long, I've refered to it countless times already and know that it will be my preserving book of choice from henceforth.
Not only are there some really interesting and different recipes and ideas, but I also find it quite inspiring. It's the sort of book that gives you the encouragement to go away and play with your own ideas without being afraid of messing up.
It tells you what you need, what to do, what not to do, and is realy quite fail-safe. It's quite old-fashioned and has no exciting, glossy pictures, but instead is filled with excellent recipes laid out simply and clearly.
Not for your coffee table but definitely one to refer to over and over again.
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38 of 39 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A superb book! 8 Sep 2003
By KenPro
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This is a superb book with zillions of recipes for everything and all of the 'technical' info presented in readable form. If you buy just one book on preserving let this be it!
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The jam bible 21 July 2009
This unassuming and unflashy book is the only one you will ever need to buy on the subject. As well as providing peerless practical advice on equipment, preparation and materials, it also gives recipes and variants for pretty much any type of fruit and veg you'll ever encounter. It includes detailed instructions on what to do when things go wrong, how to freeze various types of fruit, how to make jam from frozen fruit (it has lower pectin), how much jam you can expect to make from a lb of your particular fruit, various ways to test for setting, how to make fruit syrups, how to make flavoured vinegars, how to make jam with various combinations of fruits etc etc etc.
Don't buy a new, flashy, trendy, expensive book - this one has everything you'll ever need to know. And, it's well made: mine often sits face down on the kitchen surface while I'm calculating how much water and sugar to add, and it's still tightly bound after a few years.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Simply the Best 3 July 2008
By Jan
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This, like many of Marguerite Patten's other 'Basics' other books, is simply invaluable. Particularly key, now many of us are growing our own & therefore understand the seasonal 'glut' dilemma - there are, I promise you, only so many cucumbers you can eat in a week ........
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Oldie but a goodie
when this book was originally shown me it was an incredibly tattered original. it was passed round at a house warming party, and the lady was constantly being pestered to photocopy... Read more
Published 2 days ago by Mrs.F.C.Lewis
5.0 out of 5 stars Best recipe selction
Top Book in my view for honest recipes that work and when you are making jams and chutneys the recipes need to work or your food is ruined.
Published 4 days ago by froogal1
5.0 out of 5 stars Good book to have
Got a copy in Spain so needed one for here. Find it very useful and easy to use. Good book to have if you are starting out making stuff
Published 4 months ago by Ms. M. Dixon
5.0 out of 5 stars All you need to know
This is full of information of all that you need to know for making your own jams, preserves and chutneys.
Published 4 months ago by Mrs jean sharpe
5.0 out of 5 stars comprehensive book
This recipe book is very good and has a large number of recipes , those I have tried have all worked well.
Published 4 months ago by James A. Laidlaw
5.0 out of 5 stars jam
wonderful and full of things to do. The wife loves it.Full of information and great tips forvthe begginer.Good purchase. Well worth the money.
Published 5 months ago by Secondson
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Marguerite Patten book.
This is another excellent basic cookbook by Marguerite Patten, it is a must for anyone starting out to make jam.
Published 5 months ago by Graham Pearce
5.0 out of 5 stars happy
another great book so many recipes and all east to make. Have tried several recipes and have been very pleased with the end result
Published 5 months ago by Mr. L. Ford
5.0 out of 5 stars A brilliant book for aspiring cooks of all ages
This book has a tremendous variety of recipes for preserves of all kinds. I have already made a few of them and have found the recipes completely reliable. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Anne Rose W
5.0 out of 5 stars Essential kitchen textbook
I bought this for my brother and his wife who are getting into making preserves in a big way. I've had my own copy for years and it is my basic reference book for jam and chutney... Read more
Published 6 months ago by MaryLizzy
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