There are few things more satisfying than opening your pantry to reveal jars of glistening jams and jellies. Whether you are an experienced cook, or rarely approach the stove, making preserves, jams, and chutneys is not difficult and the results are so much better than anything you can buy. Traditional favorites are included, from Piccalilli and Lemon Curd to old-fashioned Quince Jelly, Traditional Mincemeat, Sloe Gin, and Fresh Lemonade. There are also twists on delicious classics such as Mango Chutney, Runner Bean Pickle and Red Onion Marmalade, Blackberry and Apple Jam, and Black Cherry Conserve. These simple, homemade recipes use fresh ingredients and offer helpful variations, showing how to incorporate seasonal ingredients. There are tips and techniques throughout on equipment needed, choosing ingredients, and basic methods for making jams, jellies, and chutneys. Each recipe is accompanied by a fascinating introduction to how the recipes have been enjoyed over the centuries.