I am a huge Diana Henry fan and use her books constantly - not just the odd recipe as with most cookbooks but many recipes and regularly. Salt, Sugar, Smoke is a gorgeous book, beautifully produced with wonderful photographs - the illustration for the whitecurrent jelly is one of many stunning images. There are so many tempting jams - melon, lime and ginger and rhubarb, rose and cardomum are the first ones on my list to try - that it is hard to pick favourites. As a keen preserver it is great to have ideas on what to do with the results of a trip to the fruit farm or an unexpectedly abundant crop in the garden. There are also sections on cordials, chutneys and relishes, jellies and curds, sauces and pastes. This book will definitely find its way into the hands of more than a few friends at Christmas.
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