Blue Chair Cooks with Jam & Marmalade

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Blue Chair Cooks with Jam & Marmalade is not only a comprehensive manifesto for cooking and baking with preserves, but also an exciting exploration of flavors and ingredients through 150 original recipes ranging from omelettes to ice creams.

Building on the success of her James Beard Award-nominated Blue Chair Jam Cookbook, Rachel Saunders' Blue Chair Cooks with Jam & Marmalade is the definitive modern guide to using preserves in the kitchen. Far from merely a narrow ...

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Overview

Blue Chair Cooks with Jam & Marmalade is not only a comprehensive manifesto for cooking and baking with preserves, but also an exciting exploration of flavors and ingredients through 150 original recipes ranging from omelettes to ice creams.

Building on the success of her James Beard Award-nominated Blue Chair Jam Cookbook, Rachel Saunders' Blue Chair Cooks with Jam & Marmalade is the definitive modern guide to using preserves in the kitchen. Far from merely a narrow look at obvious ways to incorporate jam, Blue Chair Cooks with Jam & Marmalade is a rich and wide-ranging general cookbook for every day. Organized by time of day, Rachel's recipes are nuanced and unusual and cover the broadest possible array of techniques and ideas. Rachel both includes and transcends such jam-filled classics as Victoria Sandwich and Classic Jelly roll to reveal an entire world of tempting sweet and savory possibilities. Blue Chair Cooks with Jam & Marmalade explores not only breakfast and tea time, but also numerous savory lunch and dinner options, including sausages, soups, salads, hors d'oeuvres, and paella. With over 150 recipes ranging from Fruited Irish Brown Bread to Brussels Sprouts with Kumquats & Smoked Salt to Poppy Seed-Cocao Nib Torte, this much-anticipated sequel to the classic Blue Chair Jam Cookbook is sure to occupy a special place in your kitchen.

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"Jam is a Lot More Than a Toast Topping in the New Blue Chair Cookbook"

"Blue Chair Cooks with Jam & Marmalade is an encyclopedic tome that Saunders (with photographs by Sara Remington) created to answer one of two questions she always gets asked as proprietor of a jam company: “How do you like to eat your jam?”

"...as this book shows, those (common) uses are barely scratching the surface." (Alix Wall, SF Weekly)

Library Journal
12/01/2014
Blue Chair Fruit Company founder Saunders, whose first cookbook introduced readers to jam and marmalade making, here explores techniques for incorporating preserved fruits into sweet and savory recipes. She presents a general framework for cooking with jam, covering such topics as how to balance flavors and textures, and then shares creative recipes for breakfasts, salads, pastas, desserts, and other dishes. Thinking beyond morning toast, Saunders brushes jam on bacon slices for a BLT and stirs it into the dressing for a beet and walnut salad. Many recipes are approachable and worthy of special occasions, but some (e.g., farro tagliatelle with mushrooms, radicchio, and speck; prawn and squid paella) are exacting and costly. Additionally, there are unfortunate errors. In all of the sausage recipes, for instance, ingredient measurements are repeatedly misconverted from ounces to grams. VERDICT Saunders latest is timely; her recipes will draw foodies toward the kitchen in the colder months, when fresh fruits are scarce.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781449427627
  • Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
  • Publication date: 10/7/2014
  • Pages: 368
  • Sales rank: 411,111
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 10.60 (h) x 1.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Rachel Saunders is the owner and founder of Blue Chair Fruit Company and the author of the James Beard Award-nominated Blue Chair Jam Cookbook, which is widely regarded as the definitive modern work on preserving. A much sought-after teacher and jam and marmalade expert, Rachel offers classes regularly both in the U.S. and abroad and also offers a stream-able online class, Jam & Marmalade the Blue Chair Way. A native of New York State, Rachel studied France and the French language at Smith College and La Sorbonne Paris IV, receiving her degree from Smith at age 20. She lives with her husband in Oakland, CA.

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