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$15.95 19.4oz (550g)

Giardiniera - 19.4oz (550g)

I Contadini Giardiniera is processed from the end of September to the end of November and is made of four vegetables, red and yellow peppers, fennels, carrots, cauliflowers, which are harvested and immediately processed very fresh. The vegetables in the Giardiniera are manually picked and individually prepared while super fresh. Preparation is still carried out by hand, by their expert workers, just as set down in the traditional recipe. The vegetables are then combined into a balanced mix and preserved in glass jars with a delicate sweet and sour tanning, creating colorful effects with a refined, elegant flavor. All the vegetables in the Giardiniera are grown between September and October so that they can be harvested in late February, early March. Every vegetable has its own agricultural needs and ripening times before harvesting, indeed the difficult part of making a Giardiniera is picking all the ingredients at the same time. Sweet carrots, fragrant fennels, crisp cauliflower and fleshy peppers, after being picked by hand, are skillfully and separately prepared before being mixed together to create a triumph of colors. The Giardiniera is normally added to simple, flavorsome dishes such as rice or pasta salads. It is also an excellent side dish on its own or a garnish for more elaborated recipes, as well as provides interesting combinations with spicier cold cuts such as speck, coppa and lardo. The Giardiniera is also excellent with fresh, creamy cheeses, mozzarella Fiordilatte and Mozzarella di Bufala, and pairs really well with main courses of boiled meat or fish, such as salads of salted cod or fresh steamed and boiled cod, baked bream, and grilled salmon.

In 2016, I Contadini Giardiniera was chosen as one of Italy's best Giardiniera by the Gambero Rosso Guide, thanks to its crisp consistency and the choice of cider vinegar that gives it a delicate and not intrusive flavor. 

About I Contadini

I Contadini are located in Ugento, in the Salento area of Puglia. Edoardo, Emanuele and Gianna are the three Trentin siblings who grow, harvest, transform and prepare lots of vegetables, according to the strong traditions that are deeply rooted in the area. A childhood spent in the sunlit fields, where their grandpa Fiumano grew capers. Three very different siblings, united by a big dream. They have love for the land in their blood; they get up when it’s still dark, following nature’s rhythms, the seasons, and without ever losing their smile - an element that is as essential as water. Fresh and healthy are words that have true meaning for them: hard work, respect for people and nature, a love for simplicity and wholesomeness. Colors, flavors, and the intense emotions of those who know how to wait and who cultivate hope and passion. 

Ingredients: cauliflower, carrots, pepper, fennel, water, apple cider vinegar, sugar, whole salt, lemon juice.

Storage: store in a cool, dry place away from light and direct heat. After opening, store in the refrigerator and consume within 7 days.

Weight: 19.4oz (550g)

Product of Italy

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