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.
The soft crunch and fiery bite of kimchi make it a great addition to tacos, pasta, meats, fish, you name it. Great as a snack right out of the jar. Like most food projects, the best kimchi is made with loving hands at home.
Gathering sea beans, a.k.a. Salicornia and glass wort, is a very satisfying foraging project. They're easy to spot, easy to pick and easy to cook. Well worth it. The salty crunch works wonders on clam sauce with linguine.
Samphire, a.k.a sea beans, sea asparagus, salicornia, or picklewort, thrives in the marshy coastal areas of the Northeast. Easy to pick, easy to clean, easy to cook, delicious in a quick vinaigrette alone or mixed with asparagus. Great with fish too.
This tangy, clove- and cinnamon-infused relish is a tangle of colorful strips of bell and jalapeno peppers, sweet onions and sun-dried tomato. Great on on pork and lamb, amazing with savory stews like picadillos and tagines.