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?
This wretched monstrosity is a Mosefund mangalitsa belly a day into its curing process. This was a bit of a process. I really wanted to find an outlet for all this lovely, fragrant oregano I have. I've just never seen it used much in curing.
An ancient fruit, preserved as a sweet to serve with tea or with cheese. I made the lighter Sicilian version, more like a fruit paste. The Spanish version Membrillo is cooked to a darker color.
A Sicilian family recipe for vinegar-pickled eggplant flavored with herbs and garlic and packed in olive oil. [Ed: Canning not recommended.]