The home cook's guide to making and cooking with marmalade throughout the year.
From the arrival of the first boxes of bitter Seville oranges at the greengrocer's in January, to the sweet-sharp scent of citrus fruit filling the kitchen as the preserving pan bubbles away on the stove, there is something deeply satisfying about the annual ritual of making marmalade and piling the pantry shelves high with neatly labeled jars of glistening preserves.
Once you've perfected the set and balanced the bittersweet flavour in your traditional orange marmalade, you might experiment with different fruits, or try adding alcohol, essences or spices - cardamom, ginger or a hint of bergamot - but after that, what to do with all those pots of citrus perfection? A jar or two to friends and family, another for the breakfast table... and then what? It's time to start using it for baking and cooking.
From Christmas ham to rhubarb and marmalade trifle, and from chocolate fondants with bitter orange centres to marmalade marguerites, here is all the inspiration you need to make the most of marmalade right through the year.
This is a black and white paperback edition of Marmalade: A Bittersweet Cookbook, published in hardback in 2014 by Saltyard Books.
If you would like the original colour illustrated version of Marmalade it is available in hardback ISBN 9781444784329.
Sarah Randell's new guide dedicated to the stuff is essential reading - Evening Standard
Lady Marmalade: Sarah Randell's new cookbook offers endless recipe suggestions for the preserve... using marmalade in everyday cooking. - The Telegraph
Who knew there were so many uses for marmalade? This book guides you through all kinds of savoury and sweet ideas, from these sticky buns to bacon sandwiches. - Best Cookbooks of the Year, Red Magazine
Not all cookbooks are as useful in the way that Sarah Randell's has proved to be . . . Sarah Randell's book provides an amnesty for all those who love to make marmalade and then use it up. - Daily Telegraph
Sarah Randell is a food writer and editor and was Food Director at Sainsbury's Magazine for over ten years. She previously worked as food editor for Delia Smith's cookery books and on many of Delia's BBC TV programmes. Sarah lives in London with her husband and little boy Archie.
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