Apples for Jam is a charming cookbook that brings to life those special childhood moments of joy brought on by our favorite foods and most memorable food rituals. Through stories, photographs and recipes author Tessa Kiros shares with us those memories and excitements of her own childhood that she is passing on to her own children, and now shares with us.
It is a joyful and whimsical collection of recipes meant to capture the essence of what it means to be a child and what children most enjoy in life. To Kiros life and childhood is like a collage and in her collection she cleverly organizes her dishes not by ingredient or course, rather by color. Each color evokes a special memory or series of memories for her and the accompanying recipes best capture those moments. So, in the ‘red’ section we have an array of dishes from Cranberry Syrup which conjures up memories of Christmas morning to summertime favorites like Ripe Tomato Salad and Meringue with Strawberries & Chocolate.
While it may sound a little hokey and contrived, the charming drawings and homey, evocative photographs along with the well chosen selection of recipes make for a beautiful and personal cookbook. Apples for Jam is a throughly original and enjoyable family cookbook.
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