Author(s): Sam Bompas
Jelly is wobbling back into fashion and Bompas & Parr are at the forefront of the revolution. Here they present the definitive book on the history and making of jelly - a fun, informative, visually stunning and entertaining package. The book begins with an overview of the incredible history of jelly, from Henry VIII's 'jelly hippocras' to the fantastic forms dreamed up by the Victorians. It then delves into the science of creating the perfect jelly, using the very best ingredients and unmoulding techniques. An array of delicious recipes finally ensure that you can enjoy everything from super-economical fruity delights to flights of the fantastic (everyone should try their hand at a glow-in-the-dark jelly at least once!). With cutting-edge design and photography, and an unparalleled insight into the subject, this is the book to make all your jelly dreams come true.
Bompas & Parr set up their company in 2007 and receive numerous commissions for their bespoke jellies and moulds. Blurring the boundaries between art and food, they have featured on Heston Blumenthal's Feast programme, hosted a jelly banquet for over 2000 people with jellies designed by leading architects and created a 'walk-in cocktail' installation. They have featured on many TV shows and in the national and international press.