Michael Dietsch makes this summer shrub by combining raspberries and thyme, first sweetening the raspberries with sugar and allowing them to macerate before combing them with thyme-infused apple cider vinegar.
Thyme flower liqueur is traditional to the south of France, where it is served as a digestif and also used to relieve sore throats and congested coughs. It can be sipped neat, on the rocks, or used in cocktails and desserts.
Homemade preserves and jams with farm-fresh fruit are the essence of rural Italian cuisine. This tangy marmalade has a unique, slightly tart aftertaste that is a fabulous contrast when paired with cheeses, crackers, and a sparkling white wine.