On one of my trips to Puglia, I discovered a unmarked jar in a restaurant in Martina Franca. One had peppers one had eggplant. The bell pepper one is a local specialty with a kick of chili. One bite and I was in love!
I have fallen in love with the simple way to preserve figs, which I learned at my weekly markets in Certaldo. I serve them with Gorgonzola cheese and use them often in savory dishes, but are naturally sweet.