"Everything about this book, from the attractive design chock-full of enticing pictures to the ingredients, demystifies the canning process and alleviates associated fears....VERDICT: This is an excellent introduction to preserving. The author keeps things simple by using accessible ingredients and small batches."
""McClellan's voice is friendly and reassuring; the batches are manageable. True to its name, this recipe collection covers territory beyond the ping of a sealed lid, such as salts, syrups, granolas, stocks and butters."
""When there's too much of a good thing...that's the time to can just a couple of jars of something wonderful with a recipe from Food in Jars."
""I'm delighted that McClellan's Food in Jars blog is now a book... [it's] not restricted to jams and pickles; it's also got everything from nut butters to salsas." "Sante
""A 'must have' for any amateur or professional chef serious about gardening, farm-to-table, organic, and going green."
"Bookslut"""Food in Jars" contains a terrific introductory section, complete with photos, that will get you set up correctly and safely with hot water bath canning, the most basic canning process. And since her focus is on putting up small batches, it's a good way to dip your toe in without having to worry about finding yourself overwhelmed by 100 pounds of tomatoes."
"Saveur""We've long been fans of Marisa McClellan's blog Food in Jars, a two-time Best Food Blog Awards finalist dedicated to the joyful packing of anything and everything into lidded glass vessels: jams, pickles, salsas, chutneys, syrups. With her cookbook, the experience is even better: rich personal stories, useful tips for canning and storing, and smartly written, eminently approachable small-batch recipes leave us hard-pressed to find so much as a single fruit, vegetable, or herb that doesn't work beautifully in a jar."
Stories of wild blackberry jam and California Meyer lemon marmalade from McClellan’s childhood make for a read as pleasurable as it is delicious; her home-canned food—learned from generations of the original “foodies”—feeds the soul as well as the body in more than 100 recipes.