The Preservation Kitchen

Paul Virant goes through a year of pickles, preserves and aigre-doux

From Paul Virant, chef-owner of the Chicago area’s Vie and Perennial Virant, comes a collection of recipes and techniques geared towards foods with a long shelf life. “The Preservation Kitchen” traces the Michelin-starred chef’s mission to dish out local and seasonal meals, offering instructions on proper canning techniques, full meal recipes and seasonal advice for pickled vegetables and fruit jams. The vibrantly photographed kitchen companion …