Rachel Saunders
Craftsy Instructor

Oakland, Calif.

Rachel is the creative mind behind Blue Chair Fruit and author of The Blue Chair Jam Cookbook. One of the foremost jam and marmalade experts in the country, she offers regular classes nationwide, including Oakland, SF, Seattle, NY, and Boston. Rachel will also be leading a tropical jam and marmalade intensive course at Belcampo Belize in May 2013 and a master class in Scandanavia in ... Read Full Bio »

Rachel's Craftsy Classes


Jam & Marmalade

Capture the bright flavors of seasonal fruit through the artisanal craft of cooking and jarring preserves. Follow Rachel's step-by-step methods for creating succulent blackberry jam, savory strawberry spread and zesty, sweet lemon marmalade. Learn the perfect, research-tested balance of fruit, sugar and other ingredients to maximize flavor and shelf life. With minimal preparation, you can preserve and enjoy your fruit for months or years. Get your jam on with Jam & Marmalade the Blue Chair Way, the quintessential class for producing exquisitely flavored and textured preserves.


What's New

Oct 12, 2014
Hello! I wanted to let you know that my new book is just out and it turned out beautifully! Blue Chair Cooks with Jam & Marmalade is THE book on how to use the preserves in cooking! The recipes are wide-ranging, the photos are gorgeous, and I have organized the book by time of day and with a focus on now to create nuanced flavor marriages and juxtapositions. To learn more, please visit my website: http://shop.bluechairfruit.com/products/bluechaircookswithjammarmaladeautographedcopy. I hope you love it! I will also be doing book events up and down the west coast and would love to see you! There is a full list of events on the homepage of my website, bluechairfruit.com. Hope to see you!

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