Berry Bible With 175 Recipes Using Cultivated and
Wild, Fresh and Frozen Berries
By Janie Hibler
Sweet, juicy, and delicious, berries -- everyone's favorite
fruit -- can be found wild, grown in your own backyard, or
purchased fresh or frozen year-round. But there's more to
berries than glorious summer desserts. Packed with vitamins
and antioxidants, berries are exceptionally good for you,
Berry Bible, author Janie Hibler gets to the heart of
these summer fruits, from their health benefits to their genus
to how they are best put to use in the kitchen. An award-winning
cookbook author and authority on the foods of the Pacific
Northwest, Hibler offers 175 recipes, along with 68 full-color
identification photographs and an A-to-Z encyclopedia that
details well-known varieties such as blueberries and blackberries
and lesser-known cultivars such as manzanitas and Juneberries.
traveled the globe in her quest for berry lore, facts, and
recipes, visiting the Canadian prairie to search out Saskatoon
berries; Alaska, to pick wild blueberries with the Indians;
and Europe, to peruse the markets for the best strawberries.
history of 41 berries, and personal annotations on how to
use and store them, inspire you to try her Brioche French
Toast with Sautéed Berries or tender Marionberry Biscuits,
while cooling yourself on a hot summer day with her Strawberry
Mojito and refreshing berry lemonades. Hibler offers everything
berry, from first course to last. Start your meal with Chilled
Blackberry-Lime Soup, move on to Sautéed Chicken Breast with
Blueberry Port, and end on a lovely Boysenberry-Loganberry
Cobbler or Peak-of-the-Season Blueberry Pie.
there's a chapter on how to wash berries, freeze them, measure
them accurately, substitute them in recipes, and remove their
stains, plus a primer on the magnificent creams -- whipped,
crème fraîche, clotted, and Double Devon. There is also a
chapter on berry preserves, jams, pickles, syrups, and toppings.
The time is ripe to pick up The Berry Bible.