Author(s): KATE WHITEMAN
This is a comprehensive directory of the fruits of the world with over 100 tempting recipes. It is a definitive guide to all the well-known and exotic fruits, plus more than 100 delectable recipes, with step-by-step instructions and pictures of every finished dish. It covers every type of fruit, including citrus fruits, summer berries, apples, bananas, melons, peaches, figs and grapes, as well as tropical varieties such as custard apples, Sharon fruit, rambutans and snake fruit. It includes advice on how to select and store, and detailed step-by-step instructions on how to prepare, preserve and cook all kinds of fruits. From pies and puddings to pickles, cakes, ice creams, mousses and souffles, the tempting recipes to try include French apple tart, pickled peach and chili chutney, and date and walnut brownies. It features more than 800 gorgeous photographs. Fruit is nature's most bountiful and versatile creation. This appetizing volume is divided into three sections, making it at once a comprehensive reference, a complete listing of every kind of fruit and a fail-safe recipe collection. It opens with an illustrated guide to preparing, juicing, preserving and cooking fruit.
The directory contains essential information about all the common, less well-known and exotic fruits. The book ends with a marvellous collection of classic dishes and contemporary recipes, including over 100 hot and cold desserts, pastries, pickles and preserves, cakes and bakes. As this book proves, fruit is healthy, life-giving and delicious.
Kate Whiteman, author of the reference and directory section, was a highly respected food writer and editor, who worked with the Roux Brothers and Raymond Blanc. She wrote The World Encyclopedia of Fish & Shellfish and Italian Food & Cooking (also published by Lorenz Books). Maggie Mayhew, author of the recipe section, is a freelance cooking writer and home economist. Before becoming a full-time writer and food consultant she was Deputy Food and Wine Editor of Living magazine.