Author(s): Matthew Evans
Not Just Jam is gourmet farmer Matthew Evans's ode to the surplus of the seasons - a collection of more than 90 modern recipes for old-fashioned preserving methods. Not just for those with their own orchard, but also for those passionate about flavour. For the freegan, who scours the suburbs looking for fruit trees whose bounty is overlooked by others. For the cook, who wants their dishes to resonate with flavours borne from their own hands.
Anyone can make pear and cardamom jam to brighten morning toast or beetroot relish to use all year. Lunches made with apple cider mustard are always the better for the addition. A bowl of ice cream is transformed with a drizzle of homemade gooseberry and sour cherry syrup.
Use this book as your launching pad, then adjust the combinations to suit the place you call home. It's all about harnessing the harvest, making real food from scratch and feeling great about what you feed your family and friends.
Matthew Evans is Australia's favourite tree-changer. A former chef and food critic, Matthew is now a Tasmanian smallholder, food writer and food activist. He fattens pigs, milks cows, tends a garden and writes about food from his office on Fat Pig Farm, in the gorgeous Huon Valley. Matthew is the star of the long-running SBS TV series The Gourmet Farmer, as well as the recent documentary on seafood, What's the Catch?, in which he advocates for a change to Australian food labelling laws. He is the author of twelve books, including the authoritative Real Food Companion, his autobiographies Never Order Chicken on a Monday followed by The Dirty Chef, he co- authored The Gourmet Farmer Deli Book and The Gourmet Farmer Goes Fishing, and most recently published Summer on Fat Pig Farm.