“Anarchy in a Jar could also be called "community in a jar". This book is Laena McCarthy’s story, and recipes, but it is really about you. It's about your community and the stories you can tell using the ingredients you find. Each recipe is simple, easy to follow and, most importantly, easy to adapt to make your own. The result is jams of glamorous color, and flavor that goes on for miles.”
—Jeni Britton Bauer, author of Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams at Home
“Laena is a true insider on the art of good cooking, and her homegrown jam recipes are a revelation. She captures the essence of fresh ingredients in a jar like no one else!”
—Cathy Erway, founder of Not Eating Out in New York and author of The Art of Eating In
"I never thought a McCarthy would solve the problem of having peanut butter but no jam. I think I'll fix myself a sandwich with this book now BLAP BLAP BLAP!"
—Eddie Huang, chef and owner of BaoHaus
“In Laena McCarthy’s hands, chaos is sweet.”
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, seriouseats.com, 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.