Cooking with an Italian accent
EP17 - Preserving the season: Summer
Aug 14, 2019 · 16 min
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Both my mum and my grandma influenced my love for preserving.
It would be reductive to describe it as a habit or a hobby; I feel an ancient urge to bottle, can, or preserve whatever the season offers with abundance. It is my personal way to celebrate the passing of seasons: a hymn to seasonality, a respectful homage to the humble produce.
Preserving is also one of my favourite way of procrastinating. When I am busy with deadlines and projects, this is when I try to steal time to preserve.
Follow me to explore my mum’s pantry and my grandma’s memories, a walk through the best summer preserves, from tomato sauce to blackberry jam.

Recipes mentioned in this episode:

- Passata di pomodoro, tomato purée:
- Pomarola, tomato sauce:
- Concentrato di pomodoro, tomato paste:
- Apple and blackberry jam:
- Apricot jam:
- Harvest jam:
- Blueberry jam:
- Spicy tomato jam:
- Pickled cauliflower:
- Minestrone from scratch:

I’d love to hear from you: Which is your relationship with preserving? Do you have a favourite preserve you usually make during summer?
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