First Preserves - Chutneys First Preserves: Chutney is the third multi-touch interactive ebook by Vivien Lloyd, one of the UK's leading preserves authorities. It celebrates the traditional skills of making chutney and explains the basic skills needed to make this popular preserve.
Trend setting blogger Karen Burns-Booth of lavenderandlovage.com says:-
"Vivien’s passion for safe-guarding age-old ways of preserving fruit as well as trying to save and promote traditional recipes is evident throughout the book and for me, this gives her books a wonderful warm and friendly feel as well as imparting something very precious, something that we all ought to try to preserve (excuse the pun), making sure that age-old traditional recipes are not passed over in favour of more modern interpretations.
I fully endorse these books; as an experienced preserver, it supported my existing knowledge of preserving whilst also providing me with hitherto unknown facts and provided exciting new recipes for me to try. For the novice, these books provides a wealth of information, as well as handy step-by-step instructions and photos, and all explained in simple layman’s terms, plus, there are some wonderful recipes that are aimed at all levels of preservers."
There are detailed explanations of each stage of the preserving process, from the preparation to how to fill and seal the jars, illustrated with galleries of colour photographs and embedded videos. It has tried-and-tested recipes for both the novice and the experienced preserver.
A Define, Highlight, Note and Search facility allows the reader to obtain definitions, explore further information online and set up a personal notebook. All the equipment needed for chutney is described, with direct links to suppliers' websites in the UK, US and Australia. A chapter about fruit lists the different varieties to grow or look for at markets or pick-your-own venues.