by Karen Solomon
(Ten Speed Press, $25)
Warning: This charming book may trigger fits of kitchen activity. Solomon imbues the crafting of preserves, pickles, condiments, candies, and cordials with a hip new sensibility. And the captivating photos and creative packaging ideas are sure to inspire you to stock your own larder with homemade butter, mustard, and jam. So good-bye, prefab food; hello, DIY crackers, pasta, hot sauce, bacon, mayo, marshmallows, chocolates, and more.