Review: Meals in a Jar

I’ve spent quite a lot of time contemplating this new book by Julie Languille over the last couple of months. What I thought was going to be a book of creative, giftable soup mixes and the like instead sent me down the rabbit hole of meal kits and disaster preparedness that’s blossomed into a bit of an obsession.

I quickly realized that I’d misjudged Meals in a Jar: while there are various dry mixes that would look lovely stacked in a Mason jar with a decorative tag, just like you see on the cover of the book, there is much more to be found in this slim volume. Created with an eye towards making nightly dinner preparation quick and easy, this is also–I think–a must-have book for anyone wanting to put together food storage preparations that is also on a restricted diet.

(Yes, I’m talking about FODMAPs, allergies, gluten-free, etc. The whole lot of them.)