Le Parfait glass jars have been used in France for preserving and storage since the 1930’s. Made in France, and rooted in French culinary culture, the jars are now used all over the world for preserving fruits, vegetables, fish and meats, as well as for storing dry ingredients, meals and freezer-bound food preparations.
After being absent for over a decade, Le Parfait preserving jars has made a wholesale return to Australia in 2012, and are now for sale through Phillip and Lea. During their absence the range has expanded to include a greater array of capacities. The classic aesthetic has been maintained.
Phillip & Lea stock the full-range of jam jars and pots and the Super, Terrines Super and Terrines Familia Wiss jars - as well as the full-range of closure accessories including replacement rubber washers, lids and caps.
The traditional use for Le Parfait glass jars is preserving. The design of the jars means that preservers can practice the art of fixing the seasons. Whether you grow your own vegetables and fruits, or buy them from a local grower at the gate or farmers market, you will know the season is short. Grown according to the natural tents, fruits and vegetables are at their most flavoursome and abundance for a small period of time each year. With the addition of salt, sugar, vinegar or alcohol vegetables and fruits can be preserved to be consumed during less plentiful seasons.
Preserving is not confined to vegetables and fruits. Le Parfait jars are also ideal for meat and fish preserving. With the correct sterilisation techniques you can make you own canned (i.e. sterilised in jars using a pressure canner) fish, terrines, pates and rillettes.
These jars are designed to withstand the temperatures and pressures of water bathing and pressure canning.
The Phillip & Lea Shopkeepers use their jars for jams, pickles, whole tomatoes, rillettes and pates and many other preparations.
As glass is natural, inert, resilient and fully recyclable it is increasing preferred for the storage of dry ingredients, meals and freezer-bound food preparations. The Phillip & Lea Shopkeepers use their jars for storing their dry ingredients. They also use them for freezer-bound preparations such as home made stocks and ice creams.
With 21 different capacities and 5 different styles of jar for sale, there is a jar for every use.