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Jam on: The Craft of Canning Fruit


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Fresh, hip cookbook takes jamming out of grandma’s kitchen and into the 21st century

In Jam On, New York’s “Jam Queen” Laena McCarthy shares her love of making inventive handmade jam with delicious recipes and canning techniques. Her down-to-earth approach and unique, easy method allows even the novice cook to make fresh and exciting jam. The recipes in Jam On use less sugar, making the jams not only healthier, but more intensely flavorful than your average fruit concoction. With step-by-step instructions and four-color photographs throughout, McCarthy guides readers through the canning process and offers inventive herb and spice combinations for a range of signature jams.

Recipes include:

• Grapefruit & Smoked Salt Marmalade

• Strawberry Balsamic Jam

• Easy Like Sunday Morning Blueberry Preserves

• Tiny Strawberry Preserves with Thai Basil

• Rhubarb Hibiscus Jam

• Spiced Beer Jelly

• Hot Fireman’s Pear Jam

• Lime & Pandan Marmalade

• and much more

About the Author

Laena McCarthy is the founder and owner of Anarchy in a Jar, an artisanal jam and preserves company. Her jams are sold at Williams-Sonoma, Dean & DeLuca, Whole Foods in New York, and other specialty stores. She has been featured in The New York Times Style Section, The New Yorker,, and various other blogs. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Michael Harlan Turkell, once an aspiring chef, now food photographer captures the inner-workings of the culinary world for his James Beard Foundation Awards nominated "BACK OF THE HOUSE" project.

Product Details

Mccarthy, Laena
Penguin Putnam
McCarthy, Laena
Cooking and Food-Fruits and Vegetables
Cooking and Food-Preserving
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Publication Date:
Grade Level:
from 12
9.03 x 7.5 in 1 lb
Age Level:
from 18

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