Cherries and Mulberries: Growing and Cooking

Cherries and Mulberries: Growing and Cooking

by Jane McMorland Hunter, Sally Hughes


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From ‘Bing’ cherries, names after one of the Chinese workers in the 1870s Oregon cherry farm owned by Henderson Lewelling, to maraschino cherries which originated in Yugoslavia when a liqueur was added to the local cherry ‘Marasca’, cherries are a herald of summer. They originated in the Caucasus Mountains, and were mentioned in 74 BC by Pliny the Elder, and then spread from Rome to Britain. We have much to learn about cherries and mulberries, and we need to discover how versatile they are. Now, the country that produces the most cherries is Turkey, but they are easy to grow in your own garden, attract the local wildlife and birds, and are beautiful.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781909248564
Publisher: Marion Boyars Publishers Ltd
Publication date: 07/10/2018
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 7.50(h) x (d)

About the Author

Jane McMorland Hunter is the author of three books, including Quinces published by Prospect Books, and is a bookseller and gardener. Sally Hughes is a bookseller and professional cook, who works at the National Archives in Kew.

Table of Contents

Introduction 7

The Story of Cherries 10

The Story of Mulberries 28

Health 38

In the Garden 46

Fruit Trees in the Garden 48

Choosing and Caring for Your Trees 53

A Selection of Edible Cherries 65

A Selection of Mulberries 71

Ornamental Cherries 73

In the Kitchen 88

Using Cherries in Cooking 88

Breakfast and Brunch 95

Main Courses 98

Salads and Sides 106

Store Cupboard Preserves 110

Pies and Tarts 121

Desserts and Puddings 133

Confectionery 141

Cakes and Baking 148

Glossary 165

Bibliography 168

Acknowledgements 173

Index 174

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