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The Complete Book of Pickling

250 Recipes for Pickling, Fermentation and More

by (author) Jennifer MacKenzie

Robert Rose
Initial publish date
Apr 2009
Canning & Preserving
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Apr 2009
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An updated collection of 250 classic and inventive pickling recipes with a brand-new section on fermentation.

A new edition of an old favorite, The Complete Book of Pickling is full of classic recipes for pickles and chutneys, with inventive twists on old standbys and a brand-new section devoted to fermentation. Fermentation is one of the hottest restaurant and home kitchen trends of the past three years, gaining popularity because it uses natural foods and offers extensive health benefits.

Pickling is one of the oldest and cheapest methods of preserving foods, and now, with the help of step-by-step techniques, anyone can learn how to capture garden or farmers' market vegetables at their best for year-round enjoyment. The 250 easy, inventive and cost-effective recipes use modern methods and equipment in accordance with food-safety standards.

Recipes include Kosher Dill Pickles, Pretty Beet and Radish Pickles, White Balsamic and Pepper Pickled Strawberries, Clementine Pear Chutney, Pineapple Lime Tomato Salsa and Smoky Three-Pepper Cucumber Relish.


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Editorial Reviews

Worth checking out.

Family Circle

Mouth-watering color photography, and easy to follow recipes plus tips and variations in the margins of the pages. I think these books will become favorite go-to books for those who want to learn about preserving food, and those who already know how, but want more ideas. Get them now and soon, you'll always have a little something to bring a hostess or brighten up a meal.

Advice Sisters

Another great resource.... I think I'd better roll up my sleeves and clear some space in my pantry.

Appeal-Democrat (Sacramento)

Perfect for those of you who like to pucker. Packed with classic pickle recipes, as well as clever twists on them (Bread-and-Butter Pickles with Onion and Red Pepper), this book is put out by the folks who also published in 2006 the fine Ball Complete Book of Home Preserving by Judi Kingry and Lauren Devine. Pickling gives the usual tips on safety, equipment and how-twos but homes in on giving a kick to garden veggies. Pickle everything from fiddleheads to garlic scapes with this book; put up salsa and barbecue sauces, too. Done particularly well: Tips and serving suggestions that come with each recipe.

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette NOW

Jennifer MacKenzie dishes up contemporary takes on stand-bys -- from pickles to chutney -- with helpful, practical tips for busy cooks.

Chicago Sun-Times

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