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Preserved Tradition

From appetizers to desserts, eats served in glass jars are a throwback to days gone by.

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Long reserved for jam and jelly, glass jars have begun popping up on tables as a means of presenting starters and desserts. We first noticed this bit of whimsy a year ago, but in the last several months the serve-it-in-a-jar trend has become more sweeping. For proof, look to New York City, where David Burke Kitchen has a section on its menu dedicated entirely to dishes served in jars. Here are our favorite local spots to open the lid and dig in.

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