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Do Preserve

Make your own jams, chutneys, pickles & cordials.

Anja Dunk, Jen Goss & Mimi Beaven

How do you capture the intense flavour of freshly picked seasonal produce to enjoy all year round?

Combining their experience as cooks, caterers and foragers, three friends bring you the essential guide to preserving. With techniques and recipes handed-down through the generations plus deliciously inventive recipes from their own kitchens, you’ll soon learn: 

  • Basic principles and methods of preserving
  • Equipment and ingredients you need to get started
  • Best preserving agents to use: sugar, vinegar, alcohol, oil and salt
  • Over 80 stunning recipes from Green Tomato Chutney to Strawberry Gin Fizz

Let the slow art of preserving become your new favourite pastime – and delight in having nature’s most vibrant flavours and colours in your kitchen. 

This paperback purchase includes a free ebook download.


Easy, fuss-free jam-making... It will be my guide to preserving through this, and many autumns to come.

Anna Jones, cook & bestselling author

Accessible, practical and full of delicious recipes that are clearly written, simple to follow and actually work!

Amazon review

About the authors

Anja Dunk grew up in the Welsh countryside where homegrown produce and wild foraging were part of daily life. Here began her love for preserving. She now lives with her young family just outside London where she is a cook and an artist. She is also the author of Strudel, Noodles & Dumplings (Fourth Estate 2018) and Advent (Quadrille, 2021).

Mimi Beaven and her photographer husband Richard live in the Hudson Valley, New York. Over the past decade they raised two daughters and founded, rebuilt and ran a farm and farm kitchen, where Mimi cooked seasonal goods which were sold to the local community. They have since moved away from farming, but still enjoy the bounty of the area's many small producers. Mimi is now focusing on new projects, including teaching cooking classes.

Jen Goss lives on a smallholding in West Wales with her family, following a lifelong dream to live by the sea and work the land. Her produce – and that from surrounding hedgerows - provides ample supplies for Our Two Acres, her catering company. She is the co-author of Do Smoke: A modern guide to cooking and curing (forthcoming, 2024).

Product details

  • Pub date: May 2016
  • Dimensions: 120 x 178mm
  • Extent: 176 pages
  • ISBN: 978-1-907974-24-3
  • eBook ISBN: 978-1-907974-25-0


Colour photography shot on film by Richard Beaven

Paper & print details

Paperbacks are printed by OZGraf Print on Munken, an FSC-certified paper

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