“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.”