Housewares brand Kilner is celebrating its 175th anniversary with the launch of its first cookbook on August 10.
The original Kilner jar was invented by John Kilner and Co in 1842 in England and is now used worldwide to not only preserve and pickle fruit and vegetables but to cook and store any kind of food or drink. The brand claims the jars’ long-lasting popularity is due to its ‘unique clip top pressure seals and iconic design’.
Published by Ebury Press, ‘The Kilner Cookbook’ includes step-by-step instructions for making your first preserve and sterilising and sealing your jars. The title features 100 recipes, from traditional and creative pickles preserves, chutneys and jams; to salads soups and breakfast meals; plus sweet treats, desserts, cordials and cocktails.
Kilner said: ‘For the first time in our long and illustrious history, we have revealed our secrets, hints and expert knowledge, and shared our passion for creating truly tasty delights for all occasions.’
The hardback book retails at £12.99 and is available to pre-order on Amazon.co.uk now. It will be available in a number of stores and online, including Waterstones, Amazon, Bertrams, Foyles, Blackwells and several independents. It will also be available in select John Lewis stores. More stockists will be added in coming months.
The Kilner range has grown into a complete range of collectible bottles, coloured jars, accessories and drinkware. The Kilner brand is part of The Rayware Group.