It Starts with Fruit Cookbook Review

It Starts with Fruit Cookbook Review
By The Cooking World, Editorial Staff
April 4, 2022

It Starts with Fruit: Simple Techniques and Delicious Recipes for Jams, Marmalades, and Preserves

For this week's cookbook review, we decided to bring you something new! If you already follow our work, you know how much we love to make everything from scratch. So, today we decided to review It Starts with Fruit, a book dedicated to homemade jams, marmalades, and preserves.

Jam making gets a bad reputation for being highly technical, complicated, messy, hot, and sticky, but with the right tools and techniques, preserving fruit can be simple and easy.

In It Starts with Fruit, Jordan Champagne unlocks the secrets of mouthwatering fruit sauces and butters, delicious whole-fruit preserves, and fresh-tasting jams and marmalades from the comfort of your home kitchen.

It Starts with Fruit

For Fans of Homemade

Jordan wrote this book to answer the main questions about preserving - How to preserve food?; Is it safe to make our own preserves?; What equipment should I use?

It Starts with Fruit is a very informative book, with lots of fabulous photos and well-presented information featured in chapters that include Fresh Fruit, Jam, Marmalade, and Drinks.

This book is very technique forward and full of knowledge so that you can be liberated from recipes and understand how to create your own. Jordan's gentle and encouraging methods will guide you through the process of making incredible fruit preserves using seasonal produce.

It Starts with Fruit is a very encompassing book about all things good to use fruit, tomato included, by preserving. Written modern but with a lot of traditional ideas, this book will teach you new and inventive techniques that are more flavorful and less complicated than traditional methods.

It Starts with Fruit
Photography by Erin Scott (p. 114)

Master Recipes for Each Type of Preserve

It Starts with Fruit features 73 recipes, covering everything from jams, marmalade, juices, syrups, shrubs, whole fruit preserves, butters, pie fillings, dried fruits, and even baked goods with preserves.

Recipes include Raspberry Lemon Jam, Pink Grapefruit Marmalade, Honeyed Apricots, Peach Rosemary Syrup, and baking recipes to turn your fabulous preserves into Thumbprint Cookies, Jam Bars, Fruit Cobbler, and Homemade Toaster Pastries.

We have been reviewing this book for a couple of months, and we are absolutely in love with it. The recipes are accessible to anyone, and the flavors combinations are simply brilliant. Besides traditional recipes like Strawberry Jam, you have delicious modern recipes like White Nectarine with Habanero Jam and Kumquat Saffron Shrub.

Despite all the recipes in this book, the amount of information you'll find is exceptional. You'll learn about equipment, techniques, fruits, storage time, and much other fantastic and helpful information crucial for making preserves at home.

It Starts with Fruit
Photography by Erin Scott (p.178)

Final Thoughts

It Starts with Fruit is a must-have for anyone who wants to learn about making jam and other preserves, likes experimenting in the kitchen, or enjoys DIY projects.

Approachable for first-timers who feel intimidated by jam-making and exciting for master preservers who love to experiment with new flavor combinations, It Starts with Fruit is one of the best books for jams, marmalades, and preserves that you'll find on the market.


It Starts with Fruit is a great book for home cooks who want an easy and approachable guide to making jams and other fruit-based preserves.









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