Author and cook
Can it with the multipurposed Mason jars, says Raleigh food writer Debbie Moose.
Moose, a long-ago Salisbury Post staff writer and now a cookbook author, recently took the hip crowd to task for using Mason jars for everything from drinking glasses to chandelier globes.
Moose has served time sweating over canning jars, first helping her mother deal with summer’s bounty and more recently putting up her own preserves. Canning jars have their place, and it’s not in a dining room, in Moose’s opinion. “I would no more use one of those Mason jars as a drinking glass than I would employ a dented fender from a car accident as a spoon,” she wrote recently in The News & Observer and The Charlotte Observer.
Moose may be fighting a lonely battle, what with Country Living magazine publishing “50 Great Mason Jar Ideas” and Pinterest touting a million uses. (Homemade snow globes, anyone?)
For more of Moose’s wit and wisdom, you can meet her in Salisbury as she promotes some of ther books between 1 and 3 p.m. Saturday at the Literary Bookpost. Just don’t offer her iced tea in a Mason jar.