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Books for preserving all that hard grown produce
Mon 26-Nov-12
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Having had time to look through the new book 'preserving month by month' the recipes are identical, the pictures are identical, the only difference is the lay out, and the occasional recipe that has a new name, for example, the old book as pineapple and orange jelly, the new book has pineapple and apple jelly..the ingredients are the same, the process is the same, they've just re-named it for some reason...odd, and rather unfair for anyone (like me) who buys it thinking it's a new batch of recipes. Anyway my loss is Maura's gain. Winging it's way to you shortly Maura.wave

Tue 27-Nov-12
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Thanks Jan

I'm happy to have it from you and saves wasting money with something you already have.

Annoying when they do this isn't it.

Maura x

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Fri 21-Dec-12
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mauramac said:

kayerunrig said:

marguerite patten 500 jams and preserves , still one of the best

 

Just ordered a used copy of this book on Abe books which is coming from USA. To buy a copy of it here in UK would cost from £18.90 up to £23 but hopefully the copy from USA shouldn't be more than £12.60. Will have to wait a bit for delivery but I'm hoping it wont be too long.

 

Big disappointment with this order. It should have arrived 29th Nov but didn't so contacted supplier who apologised and refunded the money. Claimed it had been shipped and if it turned up to keep it with their compliments as they had no other copies to send me steam

Re: Oded Schwartz book

Was quite surprised with jam recipes - all quite plain and he suggests either granulated or preserving sugar for every one of them. I don't think I have seen many other recipes for jams that suggest preserving sugar ponder I am liking the pickles and chutney recipes a lot more. There are some lovely combinations and suggestions, unlike the jam recipes which dare I say it, seem a tad ordinary. Don't get me wrong, I love ordinary jams but I sort of expected more from this author, especially as his books are so expensive.

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Tue 1-Jan-13
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I had a lovely preserving book as one of my Christmas presents, actually it arrived slightly late but I have been engrossed in it's delights ever since as it is full of great information, beautiful photos & intriguing recipes. I shall definitely be trying a lot of these as the new year rolls on. It is a real delight & answers several points which I have wanted the answers to. I do urge you to beg,borrow or steal it , or if you have some book tokens to order it from Amazon; it is called…….  

"Salt Sugar Smoke: How to Preserve Fruit, Vegetables, Meat and Fish" by Diana Henry

 

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Tue 1-Jan-13
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I like Marguerite Pattens book but also have a whole load that I dip into.  Frankly some of my fav receipes come from trawls through the internet , they are then printed off and kept in a loose leaf folder.  I began with the River Cottage preserves book, which is good as a starter book

Happy New Year all!smile

Tue 1-Jan-13
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Talking on River Cottage books - OH bought me the set of 10 for Christmas - I have to say they are difficult to put down, I want to try everything - well, perhaps not everything - I don't fancy going sea fishing, but that book gives lots of advice on cooking and preparing fish, etc.

The Bread and the Cakes books are fab, I can't wait to try out some of the recipes.

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Tue 1-Jan-13
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wave  What a fantastic present Val.  I have one or two of them and they are brilliant!

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Tue 1-Jan-13
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I bought myself them a couple of months ago, they are a great read and I love browsing through them, however, not looked at the cakes one yet. I think the book people had them on offer. A brilliant deal as I think they around a tenner each individually.
I got myself the Dick and JAMES smallbridge book for Christmas ( I think I previously wrote Dick and Jane). It's ok, but not brill.

Wed 2-Jan-13
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I think you're right, Jan - I believe the Book Club had all 10 for £25, which is really good value as they are very informative and interesting.

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Wed 2-Jan-13
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I have the bread one and think it is brilliant. Also have river cottage veg that has lovely vegetarian recipes. Oh and the original river cottage cook book! Once my kitchen is built I am planning a big shelf to put all my cookbooks on.

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Wed 2-Jan-13
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I'd love to have mine in the kitchen, but they are all stuffed in corners in the pantry, hey ho, maybe one day.

Wed 2-Jan-13
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Mine is still a one day! No chance of my kitchen being done even this year! As soon as the little Gite is done it is on to the big one! Then my house before we do the second little Gite. Should keep us going for a good 5 years!

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I know what you mean, Aly, our little house (in France) that we renovated from a near-roofless bothy(!) took about 5 years too ... but it was worth it, it really is a lovely little house - lots of windows making it bright and cheery.

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Since we are slightly off topic anyway, I will just add that I was given Nigel's Kitchen Diaries Vol 2 and I bought Yotam Ottolenghi's Plenty witch is mainly vegetarian food both are very good reads.

I'll try that again!

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Planning to use my new preserving book to decide what to plant this year. Assuming anything grows this year!

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