tart and sweet

A collaboration between writer Jessie Knadler and award-winning chef Kelly Geary, TART & SWEET has been featured three times by the New York Times, including a mention as one of its top 25 cookbooks of 2011 , the only preserving book to make the cut. Punk Domestics declared TART & SWEET one of the best DIY books of the year.

TART & SWEET provides a fresh tutorial on small batch canning accompanied by gorgeous photography that looks nothing like the dark and dusty “canned food” of yesteryear. The cookbook is packed with more than 101 recipes, from blueberry lemongrass syrup to pickled ramps, as well as county fair favorites like canned peaches and bread-and-butter pickles. There are 25 additional recipes for using your jarred goods in delicious and creative ways, from cocktails to cakes.

The Times also featured TART & SWEET in stories about easy DIY cooking (see recipes for horseradish beer mustard and kimchi), and a story for cheese and chutney sandwiches. The book garnered mentions on Oprah.com, Organic Gardening, Women’s Health and Cosmopolitan, among many others.

You can order an autographed copy of TART & SWEET by calling Jessie’s local bookstore at 540-463-4647 or from all the major e-tailers.