By Kate Walsh
In this new series, we'll be looking at the best blogs, books, techniques, ingredients and more to give you what you need to know to get back into the kitchen quick smart.
BEST DIY SITES FOR GETTING MESSY IN THE KITCHEN
This is an awesome site because it has recipes from literally dozens of other blogs and is arguably building one of the most active preserving communities around. We also heartily subscribe to the view that making your food from scratch is a revolutionary act and pretty damn punk. You’ll find every jam you can think of, dehydrating, vinegars, home brewing, pickling and lots more from home cooks around the world. Warning - this site is a rabbit hole and you could lose an day here so make sure you have a big cup of tea at the ready.
If you are keen to start fermenting, this is where you need to start. Sandor Katz is the king of fermentation and extremely generous with his knowledge. The Art of Fermentation is the bible but the website (we love that it is so old school!!) also has stacks of good info. Grab some cucumbers, some salt, a big jar and get into it!
Food in Jars
Marisa McClellan is a full-time food writer and canning teacher. With two excellent books under her belt and a great site full of techniques, recipes and advice on gear, this lady knows her stuff. Her focus on small batch preserving is awesome because no-one wants to make a tonne of any kind of jam and have a nervous breakdown in the process.