Saving the Season by Kevin West
A Cook's Guide to Home Canning, Pickling, and Preserving

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West’s instructions are clear and precise and his explanations of what is going on are thorough.
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One of The Atlantic’s Best Food Books of the Year
A Los Angeles Times Holiday Gift-Giving Pick
An Amazon Best Cookbook & Food Writing Book of the Year

Strawberry jam. Pickled beets. Homegrown tomatoes. These are the tastes of Kevin West’s Southern childhood, and they are the tastes that inspired him to “save the season,” as he traveled from the citrus groves of Southern California to the cranberry bogs of Massachusetts and everywhere in between, chronicling America’s rich preserving traditions.
 
Here, West presents his findings: 220 recipes for sweet and savory jams, pickles, cordials, cocktails, candies, and more; plus 300 full-color photographs. From Classic Apricot Jam to Green Tomato Chutney; from Pickled Asparagus with Tarragon and Green Garlic to Scotch Marmalade, Saving the Season is the ultimate guide for cooks — from the novice to the professional — and the only book you need to save (and savor) the season throughout the entire year.


From the Hardcover edition.
 

About Kevin West

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KEVIN WEST is from rural Blount County in eastern Tennessee. He attended Deep Springs, an experimental college in the White Mountains of California, and Sewanee: The University of the South. For thirteen years he was on the staff at W magazine, with postings in New York, Paris, and Los Angeles, where he was West Coast editor and where he still lives. He runs the blog SavingtheSeason.com; writes about food, culture, and travel; and produces a retail collection of jams and marmalades. He is certified as a Master Food Preserver by the University of California Cooperative Extension.
 
Published June 25, 2013 by Knopf. 546 pages
Genres: Cooking. Non-fiction
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Publishers Weekly

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on May 06 2013

In an impressive practical guide rich in storytelling and culinary information, this self-described urban dweller who doesn't garden provides a thorough compendium of essential techniques for preserving the harvest. Including recipes reflecting timely produce, West instructs readers on how to make jams and jellies...

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LA Times

Excellent
Reviewed by Russ Parsons on Jul 09 2013

West’s instructions are clear and precise and his explanations of what is going on are thorough.

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