Jam making gets a bad rap for being highly technical, complicated, messy, hot, and sticky; but preserving fruit can be simple and easy. Jordan Champagne unlocks the secrets of mouthwatering fruit sauces and butters, delicious whole-fruit preserves, and fresh-tasting jams and marmalades from the comfort of your home kitchen. It Starts with Fruit features 73 recipes total: master recipes for each type of preserve, followed by recipes for jams, marmalade, juices, syrups, shrubs, whole fruit preserves, butters, pie fillings, and dried fruits, plus a final chapter on baking with preserves. • Great for home cooks who want an easy and approachable guide to making jams and other fruit-based preserves • Jordan's gentle and encouraging methods will guide you through the process of making incredible fruit preserves using seasonal produce. • Learn inventive techniques that are more flavorful and less complicated than traditional methods—with less sugar, too!!!