Preserves by Pam Corbin (River Cottage Handbook No 2)


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This book is an authoritative, colourfully illustrated and easy to read practical guide to preserving fruit, vegetables and herbs for use all the year round. The author Pam Corbin started the artisan jam making company Thursday Cottage Preserves and is also an active member of Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall’s River Cottage teaching team and in this book she very generously shares her expertise built on more than 25 years of practical experience. There are 5 comprehensive chapters focused on:

  • Jams & Jellies
  • Pickles, Chutneys & Relishes
  • Cordials, Fruit Liqueurs & Vinegars
  • Bottled Fruits
  • Sauces, Ketchups & Oil-based Preserves

Preserves is essential reading for the enthusiastic and discerning kitchen gardener and is especially relevant for customers who own a Mehu Liisa Fruit Steamer or the Stainless Steel or Enamel Pasteuriser. It would make a most welcome and inspiring gift.

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Preserves by Pam Corbin (River Cottage Handbook No 2)

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Pam starts with a national overview of “seasonal bounty” of both cultivated and wild produce that includes a useful timetable of seasonal availability then goes on to clearly describe the essential rules and requirements of successful preservation.

The introduction to each section describes the principles of the process including the essential ingredients needed and is followed by a mouth-wateringly tempting set of recipes.

Features include ...

  • Illustrated throughout with full colour photographs
  • 8 useful charts including:
  • Seasonal and regional availability
  • Individual process requirements and shelf life guidance
  • Pasteurising timetables
  • Conversion charts etc.
  • Packed with recipes


  • Hardback compact A5 format
  • 224 pages

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