On this week’s episode of Let’s Eat In, Cathy Erway is jamming out with Laena McCarthy of Anarchy In a Jar jams. Laena has been a frequent guest on Let’s Eat In; this time, Laena arrives in the studio with her new jamming how-to book, Jam On: The Craft of Canning Fruit. Tune in to this episode to hear about how Laena began jamming with her mother as a child because she didn’t have a knack for gardening. Do you know the difference between jams and jellies? Hear about the breadth of recipes and ideas that Laena includes in her book, and how to use jams in every meal! Laena makes her jams seasonally- learn some tricks that you can use at the farmer’s market to get discounted fruit! And how did Laena come up with the name “Anarchy In a Jar”? Tune in and find out! This episode has been brought to you by Hearst Ranch.
“Jam is smushed-up fruit…sometimes it has seeds in it, sometimes there are little pieces of fruit. Jelly is just the juice; it’s totally strained and you can usually see through it, even if it has a little color to it.” — Laena McCarthy on Let’s Eat In