Jordan Champagne is the cofounder and owner of Happy Girl Kitchen. Founded in 2002, Happy Girl started alongside Tartine and Miette at one of the Marin farmers' markets, selling salsa and pickles. It has since grown to offer a wide range of jams, pickles, and fermented products, is a weekly presence at the Saturday Ferry Building farmers' market, and has 3 retail shops.
The sheer amount of the information in this book is astounding: Author Jordan Champagne breaks down the seasonality and uses of 28 different kinds of fruit-and provides tips on buying and storing. While jams and marmalades make up a big portion of the book, don't flip past the shrubs: These are the key to refreshingly tangy zero-proof drinks come summer. -Epicurious