Author(s): Liana Krissoff
Food prices are soaring and the domestic arts are staging a full comeback. With attendance in CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) farm boxes booming and books like Barbara Kingsolver's Animal, Vegetable, Miracle on the bestseller list, it's clear that there's a real return to the kitchen for preservers, canners and putter-uppers. Liana Krissof's Canning for a New Generation is a hip, modern handbook for canners, chockful of gorgeous flavour pairings and smart recipes for how to use which canned food when. From Sauerkraut to Plum-Cardamom jam, from Black Plum Applesauce to Cocktail Onions, this cookbook stands out from the pack, not only in terms of its design (uncoated stock and unjacketed hardcover, to start) but also because it's simply a breath of fresh air after too many red-and-white checkered canning books from the mid-century. The book includes basic information on technique, seasonal produce lists, more than 150 recipes for canning, drying, freezing, and candying food (as well as making liqueurs and other alcoholic beverages), and useful sidebars on such topics as how to throw a canning party, how to package your products as gifts, and how to make your own apple pectin.
About the author:
Liana Krissoff is the author of STC's Secrets of Slow Cooking: Creating Extraordinary Food with Your Slow Cooker (a featured title on Cookstr.com) and Hot Drinks for Cold Nights: Great Hot Chocolates, Tasty Teas, and Cozy Coffee Drinks. She worked in the editorial departments of Rizzoli and HarperCollins, and has been a freelance recipe tester, editor and writer for over a decade. She played a major role in putting together the recently published Top Chef: The Cookbook (Chronicle) and The Sunday Night Football Cookbook (Time/NBC). Happily transplanted from a tiny apartment in Manhattan, she now lives with her husband and their young daughter in an 1885 farmhouse in rural Carlton, Georgia, where they spend their time gathering eggs, churning butter, smoking large cuts of meat, digging in the yard and putting up great local produce.