The members of the Women's Institute are, without a doubt, the experts on home jam- and preserve-making in this country. Few things conjure up the pleasures of hearth and home so vividly as a shelf of homemade preserves. Making jams, pickles and chutneys is one of the most satisfying parts of cooking. Their colours, textures and flavours evoke the past seasons of the year like nothing else. Homemade Jams & Chutneysis packed with help and advice. There are clear explanations of the process and tips on how to prepare your fruit and vegetables most efficiently. There are plenty of traditional preserves, the very names of which evoke the British countryside: Rowan Berry and Apple Jelly, Blackberry and Sloe Jelly and Hedgerow Jam. In addition there are some really exciting newcomers, such as Rhubarb and Fig Jam, Nectarine Chutney, Cinnamon Grape Pickle, Pumpkin Marmalade and Pineapple and Mango Jam.