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.
£30 and BYO Book here: http://www.wegottickets.com/event/104313