Celebrating a proud American kitchen tradition, this book offers more than 130 recipes that make it fun and easy to preserve the natural bounty of farmer's markets and backyard gardens. Whether you're experienced in the art of preserving or are preparing your first batch of jam, you'll discover creative ways to showcase each season's signature fruits and vegetables. Recipes for homemade preserves include everything from classic Strawberry Jam to contemporary Pear-Cardamom Butter. Additional recipes, both sweet and savory, display the many ways that preserved foods can be incorporated into your favorite dishes – from appetizers to desserts. Throughout the lavishly photographed book, you'll find tips to help you create memorable preserves to give as gifts or enjoy with your own family. Hardcover, 240 pages.