Why? Because you can! And pickle, and jam, or otherwise celebrate the resurgence of the domestic arts our forebears held so dear. Put on your best apron and step into our kitchen, won't you?
Mostarda di Cremona isn't actually a mustard, rather it's summer fruits preserved in mustard-infused syrup. Use a mix of peaches, pears, plums, apricots, nectarines, quince, cherries, citrus rind. Makes for a beautiful holiday gift.
A different way to repurpose your leftover Thanksgiving cranberry condiments.
Peach Mostarda. Peaches in a sweet spicy mustard sauce, Italian by origin.
A tangy, tart condiment from Northern Italy. Rhubarb and lingonberries make this ruby red sauce so pretty and feisty, but most any fruit will do!
Preserved vegetables are a staple in the Italian pantry. This celery relish or chutney is a great accompaniment to salumi and cheeses either on their own or as part of an antipasti.