Rachel Saunders’s The Blue Chair Jam Cookbook, now available in paperback, is the definitive jam and marmalade cookbook of the 21st century approaching the nostalgic preserving kitchen with a modern, sustainable eye.
If you love to cook, are crazy for fruit, or have even a passing interest in jam or marmalade, this James Beard Award-nominated cookbook is the book for you. Rachel’s legendary Bay Area jam company, Blue Chair Fruit, earned instant fame for its intensely flavored preserves when it launched in 2008. Rachel’s passion for fruit shines through every part of this lavishly photographed 384-page book, which is the culmination of nearly ten years of research. Nearly 120 original recipes organized around the seasons including offerings ranging from plain Lemon Marmalade and Plum Jam to Strawberry–Blood Orange Marmalade with Rosemary and Black Fig and Candied Citrus Jam, she vividly captures the joyful essence of fruit and of the preserving process.
The Blue Chair Jam Cookbook is not only an exciting and vibrant exploration of fruit and of the seasons, but also one of the few books to clearly explain and illustrate preserving techniques. Each recipe includes clear and detailed directions to help ensure success, and Rachel explores a wide range of technical questions as they relate to individual fruits and types of preserves. Whether you make jam or marmalade once a year or every week, and whether you are a home or professional cook, The Blue Chair Jam Cookbook is sure to claim a special place in your cookbook library.