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Lunch to go

Lunch to go

Every day, it’s the same old question: what’s for lunch? Sandwiches? Take-away? Ready meals? Stay clear from these fake fast food friends. They are rarely good for your health (and the planet), and switch to jars. Economical, eco-friendly (no more plastic and packaging) and healthy, a home-made canned meal is great for lunch on the go, at the office or for a picnic in the local park.  It’s a simple formula: good ingredients, a few jars and you’re done! Whether you prefer home-made canned foods or salad jars, you can prepare great little dishes for a perfect lunch! Here’s why:  A FORMAT THAT HAS IT ALL  The advantage of the...

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Heat treatment

Heat treatment

Do you have a burning desire to learn about heat treatment?  This month, we are looking at this hot topic which we often find sliding into our mailbox. Hot off the press!  ALL-FIRE, ALL-FLAME TOOLS What is heat treatment? It is the process of subjecting preparations in jars or terrines to heat. Several tools are available to you to do this. But before you throw yourself into it, we cannot stress enough that making preserves in jams or pickle pots is dangerous!  The tool that does the work almost solo: the electric steriliser. Very easy to use - simply place the jars inside, taking care to properly wedge them so that they do not clash or turn over -...

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The base: The Social Food’s homemade broth

The base: The Social Food’s homemade broth

Soups, ragouts, ramen, pho, etc....these comfort foods, which are especially popular as the nights draw in and temperatures drop, all have one thing in common, a not-so-secret ingredient that gives them depth and subtlety: broth. Not so long ago, every home had some broth on the boil. It was a kind of backbone for cooking pots around the world. Naturally gluten- and dairy-free, it’s a cheap and easy way to reuse low-quality pieces of meat and bone, as well as leftover vegetables such as fava beans, leaves and other roots.  Beyond this logistical aspect, however, broth has always had a certain aura, an association with “care”. In many cuisines, including our...

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A vegetable feasts

A vegetable feasts

As the festive season approaches, brains and bellies start to scheme, with one goal in mind: concocting the perfect menu! There are those quiet souls who go in for traditional dishes and find happiness in tried-and-tested recipes that they’ve used a hundred times before. Then there are the others, the fork explorers, the Indiana Joneses of the stoves, who tackle new culinary horizons and push the envelope.  And if you are in the second category, we’ve got just the thing for you! Because, as we already know that this holiday season will have a rather special flavour, we have decided not to skimp on either the taste or the festive spirit. We have put together a 100%...

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Squash season is way too gourd

Squash season is way too gourd

Kids may be experts in the art of pumpkin carving for Halloween. But adults have good gourmet reasons to make the most of these delicious vegetables. These seasonal all-time favourites can be used in a wide range of recipes: soups, purées, roasted and even jam. Do you agree? Here is a little guide to crack open pumpkins, red kuri squash, butternut and other squashes and keep all their inner autumn sweetness and softness intact. So, to your jars.   Gorgeous pumpkin and lemon grass soup An upgraded yet super easy version of classic pumpkin soup, with unbridled lemon grass ready to give a little kick to your cosy winter evenings.   Pumpkin puree -...

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Remedy for melancholia

Remedy for melancholia

From summer, we often take away grains of sand at the bottom of our bags, gorgeous tan lines, a few “hugs” postcards on our fridge... and above all a slight nostalgia that follows us all year round. That’s why we have come up with a little antidote to melancholy that is as effective as it is enticing: summer in a jar! When the end of August comes around, instead of wallowing in our sorrow, we go gluttonous and prefer, rather than watching our days grow shorter, letting our cupboards fill up: no better way to enjoy the flavours of summer than in the heart of winter! Melons in syrup Because this is a recipe you won’t find on any store shelf, even those of fine...

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Learn to preserve with Le Parfait!

Learn to preserve with Le Parfait!

Picture it: a warm end of day, clinking glasses, the sound of chairs being moved across a few square meters of asphalt to make room for friends, laughter and good food. Summer is here, we can feel it in the air, and on the farmer’s, market stalls, overflowing with all its fresh and colorful glory. For some, this equals to a certain festive mood, some kind of laidback hedonism for the next weeks to come. For others, it is an equally pleasure-seeking and flavors abounding time: canning season! Le Parfait, the famous French jars manufacturer, sides with the latter. Don’t get them wrong, gorging oneself with fresh products all summer long is cool, but finding ways to extend those...

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The ABC’s of cooking with jars

The ABC’s of cooking with jars

YOUR HANDY GUIDE TO PERFECT – OR ALMOST-PERFECT – PRESERVES! We’ll all agree on this: when something is good, you want it to last forever. Here, then, is our handy guide for jars and preserves that remain “perfectly perfect” year after year. PAMPER YOUR JARS It may seem fairly obvious, but there are some good practices you should adopt to keep your preserves healthy. If you store your dry foods in Le Parfait Super jars, make sure to keep the disc on the jars to prevent bumps upon opening or closing. The thing is, they have a memory, and even if they don't say so, they remember every little knock and micro-crack that can form. So...

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Give your food a longer life

Give your food a longer life

One of the questions we get a lot at Le Parfait – both on social media and IRL – is how to? How to preserve? How to ferment? How to jam? How to open your preserves? And so on. We love to receive those questions because it shows that preserving is getting a comeback and more and more people want to join the canning ranks. The allure of it is quite simple: Give your food a longer life. In theory it sells itself quite simply: cook things, put things in jars, heat jars, eat jars whenever you feel like it.  But for those of us that start with basic cooking skills (the masters of « I’ll just fry and egg and eat raw carrots » five...

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A christmas jar  for everyone

A christmas jar for everyone

Christmas is here! The hundred newsletters with trees & garlands popping in your email are a good proof of it (and ours aren’t an exception). And we -the Le Parfait people- looooooove a good gift giving season just as any other coworker cheerfully planning the office Secret Santa. We.pleed.guilty.   But we get it, not everyone is as merry as us when it comes to presents. We’re not judging. Christmas, Friendsmas, Officemas (does it ever stop?) can lead to a tiny bit of stress that can ruin the season: the fear of never finding the perfect gift.   Well guess what, just as Santa, this thing only exists in the mind of the people still writing Christmas...

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Zero-waste travel with Bea Johnson

Zero-waste travel with Bea Johnson

She’s called the mother of the Zero-waste movement, for years she’s been living with her family according to her five big R’s towards a waste free life, and has been sharing and teaching good ways and smart practices across the globe for everyone to embrace such an inspirational lifestyle. We of course want to talk about Bea Johnson, Author of Zero Waste Home with whom we had a little chat last week. We talked about travelling (it is the holiday season after all), food (when are we not talking about it ;)) and how to road-trip waste-free style across the USA in an Airstream.  Sounds tempting right? Well, this interview will finish...

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Simply Fermenting

Simply Fermenting

We could give you a little historical class on fermentation, tell you that this method of preserving has been around for ages, that it’s the base of staple food in so many cultures (hello bread, cheese, soy, wine etc.)… But we’re not going to do that today. Today, we are launching our Le Parfait fermentation section, and our main focus in doing so, is to talk about pure taste and good preservation.  We believe that fermentation is one of the most powerful methods to unlock flavors. We had the chance to try and taste that hypothesis in the past with some really cool recipes by our guest chefs. And along the way – and thanks to you, dear readers - we...

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