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From chutney to kimchi – over 130 recipes for timeless preserves with a fresh modern flavour

From chutney to kimchi, from jam to gin – over 130 recipes for timeless preserves with a fresh modern flavour!
Preserving is an ancient technique which speaks to a modern sensibility. It puts you in step with the seasons, you can use up leftovers, and it helps you rediscover a timeless kitchen craftsmanship – all aspirations of the thoughtful modern cook.

The Modern Preserver takes you through every aspect of preserving: from classic chutneys and jams, through pickles and fermentation, to cordials and compotes. It weds age-old methods with a very contemporary feel. There are fresh flavour pairings like Raspberry and Rose Jam, and Carrot and Citrus Chutney. There are ideas from across the world like Kimchi and Japanese Pickled Ginger. And there are more than 130 creative and unique recipes, be it for Strawberry and Lavender Gin or Roasted Red Pepper Ketchup.

Kylee Newton is a passionate self-taught preserver with stalls at London’s Broadway, Maltby Street and Peckham markets under the name Newton & Pott. Here she includes both simple recipes and immersive projects, and her recipes make stylish gifts and reassuringly natural homemade treats.


Newton has brought the art of preserving bang up to date… This book is for anyone who wants to dabble in home preserves.

Sunday Times

Packed with intriguing flavour combinations…, classic recipes, including passion fruit curd, and on-trend preserves such as kimchi

BBC Good Food Magazine

Newton details the craft involved and the equipment needed with pith and understated elegance


This is a fabulous and well planned book celebrating the timeless art of preserving, updating some oldies and introducing exciting new ideas, whether it be kimchi, orange or vanilla marmalade, or tamarillo chutney. It’s a new favourite in my kitchen

Peter Gordon

The perfect way to enjoy seasonal produce over the winter months to come

Waitrose Food

These easy-to-follow recipes will inspire you to experiment with seasonal produce

Miriam Nice, BBC Good Food

Jam-making gets chic… A domestic dream of a book.


[Newton] uses traditional artisan preserving methods to create interesting flavours, often with an exotic twist.

Brummell Magazine

A trendy handbook with recipes for tastes beyond the traditional.

Elle Decoration

I have been riveted by Kylee Newton’s debut book… Colorful and easy to follow with inspiring ideas.

Sabrina Ghayour, Grazia

A beautiful book.

Waitrose Food

[A] stylish recipe book

BBC Good Food Magazine

The Modern Preserver…is bursting with recipes using exciting new flavour combinations as well as traditional ones

English Home

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Formats & editions

  • Hardback


    September 1, 2015

    Square Peg

    288 pages

    RRP $59.99

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