Berry Bible: With 175 Recipes Using Cultivated and Wild, Fresh and Frozen Berries

Berry Bible: With 175 Recipes Using Cultivated and Wild, Fresh and Frozen Berries

by Janie Hibler
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Berry Bible: With 175 Recipes Using Cultivated and Wild, Fresh and Frozen Berries by Janie Hibler

Sweet, juicy, and delicious, berries — everyone's favorite fruit — can be found wild, grown in your own backyard, or purchased fresh or frozen year-round. But there's more to berries than glorious summer desserts. Packed with vitamins and antioxidants, berries are exceptionally good for you, too.

In The Berry Bible, author Janie Hibler gets to the heart of these summer fruits, from their health benefits to their genus to how they are best put to use in the kitchen. An award-winning cookbook author and authority on the foods of the Pacific Northwest, Hibler offers 175 recipes, along with 68 full-color identification photographs and an A-to-Z encyclopedia that details well-known varieties such as blueberries and blackberries and lesser-known cultivars such as manzanitas and Juneberries.

Hibler traveled the globe in her quest for berry lore, facts, and recipes, visiting the Canadian prairie to search out Saskatoon berries; Alaska, to pick wild blueberries with the Indians; and Europe, to peruse the markets for the best strawberries.

Her delightful history of 41 berries, and personal annotations on how to use and store them, inspire you to try her Brioche French Toast with Sautéed Berries or tender Marionberry Biscuits, while cooling yourself on a hot summer day with her Strawberry Mojito and refreshing berry lemonades. Hibler offers everything berry, from first course to last. Start your meal with Chilled Blackberry—Lime Soup, move on to Sautéed Chicken Breast with Blueberry Port, and end on a lovely Boysenberry-Loganberry Cobbler or Peak-of-the-Season Blueberry Pie.

In between, there's a chapter on how to wash berries,freeze them, measure them accurately, substitute them in recipes, and remove their stains, plus a primer on the magnificent creams — whipped, crème fraîche, clotted, and Double Devon. There is also a chapter on berry preserves, jams, pickles, syrups, and toppings. The time is ripe to pick up The Berry Bible.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780060085483
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 04/13/2004
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 352
Product dimensions: 7.61(w) x 9.62(h) x 1.21(d)

About the Author

Janie Hibler is a contributing writer to Food & Wine and Bon Appetit magazines. She is a past president of the International Association of Culinary Professionals and the author of five books, including the bestselling Dungeness Crabs and Blackberry Cobblers. Her cookbook Wild About Game won the 1999 James Beard Award for Best Book: Single Subject. She divides her time between her home in Portland, Oregon, and her cabin in the Cascade Mountains.

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
For the person who thoroughly enjoys eating all kinds of berries, not to mention cooking with them, this is the book! It is particularly helpful for those living in the northwest, as many of the berries can only be found here. Divided by the different berries, one can enjoy berry dishes year-round.