If you're as excited as I am about canning season, already dreaming of the exciting jamming adventures you'll have, thinking up new ways to lug home fifty pounds of tomatoes or dozens of crates of strawberries, or trying to keep the empty mason jars from falling out of your cupboards... then here's some inspiration for you:
Food in Jars by Marisa McClellen, author of this amazing canning blog.
The Art of Fermentation by Sandor Ellix Katz (author of Wild Fermentation), a guide to making cider, mead & wine, fermenting fish, meat, beans, vegetables, and to using fermentation for energy production!
Pickled Pantry by Andrea Chesman, filled with all the pickling inspiration you'll ever need, from cabbage and carrot kimchi to tarragon beans.
Canning for a New Generation by Lisa Krissoff, providing some new twists on traditional canned favourites and recipes to accompany them.
Put 'em Up by Sherri Books, a personal favourite of mine because of its small-batch recipes, low-sugar jams and delicious red-pepper ketchup recipe.
The Preservation Kitchen by Michelin-starred chef Paul Virant and Kate Leahy, a comprehensive guide to preserving and fermenting with beautiful photos.
Preserves by Jill Nice, jam-packed (haha!) with delicious inspirations for jams, chutneys, pickles, syrups and more!