A collection of vintage French jam jars
My marmalade in an antique French jam jar with wax (available in French supermarkets)
A vintage French lightning clip jar (left), Weck jars (middle) , Kilner jar, jam jar on top (right).
Wine tastes just as good from a jar
Infuse vinegar with rose petals...In America they call the renewed appeal of jars... the 'canvolution'... after home 'canning', which is not putting food in tin cans, but an older preservation technique, using fermentation, water baths and glass jars. Over in the states they have Mason jars and Ball jars. In France they used the 'lightning' clip, Kilner jars. Further back, wax was used to seal jars.
I find the jars themselves objects of beauty and search for antique ones. Drinking out of jam jars is very 'squat' chic, a style they have adopted in the US, manufacturing drinking Mason jars with handles. If only I could obtain some over here.
Next Friday, at The Underground Restaurant, I am hosting 'Jar Food' the meal.
Everything will be served in jars, the food, the drinks, the flowers.... finally, a chance to show off my collection.
Pickles in jars
Soup in a jar
Potted salmon rillettes using home cured salmon
Macaroni cheese with truffles
Agen prunes with Armagnac and creme fraiche
£30 and BYO Book here: http://www.wegottickets.com/event/104313