Monday, March 4, 7:30
Greene Grape and Greenlight present
Laena McCarthy, founder of Anarchy in a Jar and author of Jam On: The Craft of Canning Fruit
Canning demonstration and book signing
“Jam Queen” Laena McCarthy grew up making traditional jams with her family, and after a career in science and academia, decided to make her passion for jam into a business by founding Brooklyn-based Anarchy in a Jar. Her new book Jam On is a quick and easy guide to canning fruit at home, highlighting Laena’s down-to-earth approach and unique, easy method. Despite consisting of a handful of ingredients and using less sugar than the average store-bought jams, these jams couldn't be further from basic, with recipes like Grapefruit & Smoked Salt Marmalade, Hot Fireman’s Pear Jam, and Easy Like Sunday Morning Blueberry Preserves! Anarchy in a Jar jams are a favorite product at Fort Greene’s gourmet grocery Greene Grape Provisions, and Greene Grape co-hosts a canning demonstration and book signing with Laena.