Anarchy in a Jar

The revolution starts in your mouth // Small-batch condiments made in Brooklyn

Portada's Pineapple Preserves

UncategorizedLaena McCarthy

My friend Lauren has been helping me cook the jams on a couple of occasions, and she's great--cheerful, funny, smart and skilled with a knife. She's a huge fan of pineapple, and we found ourselves lost in reverie as we recalled the delicious southeast Asian roadside treat of fresh picked pineapple, lime, chili & salt. It's pineapple season south of here, so I decided to make a pineapple preserve in her honor. I wanted to keep it a secret, but I can't keep anything that I'm excited about a secret, so I told all her friends and then I told her. She showed me an incredible technique for cutting pineapple that she learned from a little girl in Cambodia.The fruit is sliced in a spiral, thus removing the eyes and woody bits while sacrificing the least amount of delicious flesh. It will be a rad jam, look for it at a market near you....