Other People’s Preserves: S&V Artisanal Jams

March 14, 2015

S&V Jams top label

Other People’s Preserve is my opportunity to shine a spotlight on some of the very delicious jams, pickles, and condiments being made by dedicated professionals. If you see one of these products out in the wild, consider picking up a jar, tub, or bottle!

S&V Jams are all made in Manhattan, by hand and in small batches by Victor Eskenazi. I know for a fact that Victor is passionate about his preserves, because we’ve had long email exchanges over the years about pectin, sweeteners, and sourcing jars and he took one of my Brooklyn Kitchen classes a couple of summers ago.

S&V Jams front label

Last summer, Victor came to one of my Greenmarket demos in New York and gave me a jar of his strawberry jam. It tastes assertively of berry, with the sugar supporting the fruit but not overwhelming it. Made with ripe, seasonal fruit, it’s an gloriously perfect example of how strawberry jam should taste.

S&V Jams strawberry

S&V Jams come in 18 flavors and can be ordered directly from Victor through his website. Just know that he works in small batches, so inventory may be limited. If you do order, tell Victor I say hi!

Disclosure: S&V Jams provided the pictured jar at no cost to me. No other compensation changed hands.

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