4. "The Blue Chair Jam Cookbook" by Rachel Saunders
For all you urban (or nonurban) homesteaders out there, The Blue Chair Jam Cookbook by Rachel Saunders (Andrews McMeel) is about to become your new bible. Foodies, farmers, fruit-lovers, and jam enthusiasts should also take note. A lush, stunning, and comprehensive book about jam-making, from the queen of jam-makers (and founder of the Blue Chair Fruit Company), this book is perfect for beginners and experts alike. Seriously, one look at these photographs will be enough to make you want to jump face first into a pot of boiling fruit. And that says a lot.