A Mediterrannean melange of 'shrooms flavored with the familiar assortment of herbs and garlic, stored in olive oil in the fridge, ready at a moment's notice to enliven just about anything on a plate (except dessert).
Pickling from scratch is not rocket science: You need a vegetable, and you need vinegar. That said, pickled radishes are especially satisfying. They sate our hunger for instant pickle gratification because they take barely 30 minutes to make.
These peppers are great as a crunchy snack, on an antipasti platter, on a panino, and as a bright, piquant ingredient in some of my recipes. I always keep some of these peppers around. You never know when you’ll need them.
Giardiniera is an Italian kitchen staple. It is a great snack with salumi or cheese. I like it on sandwiches or an antipasti platter or even as a side for a roboust star, grilled sausages maybe or even roasted pork.