Ancient Italian butchery is an art without equal. Discover the fascinating world of artisanal cured meats!
|An ancient Sicilian recipe|
|Pleasantly sweet and sour|
|Only with natural ingredients|
The Giarratana onion, as can already be guessed from its name, is grown only in the municipality of Giarratana, among the Iblei mountains in southeastern Sicily, because of the ideal climatic and territorial conditions for the growth of this gem. Large in size (it can reach more than 2 kg!) and flattened in shape, its sweet flavor is never pungent to the palate as the classic onion is: this characteristic makes the Giarratana onion suitable for consumption both cooked and raw and appreciable even by those who do not particularly like onions.
“A’stimpirata” is a Sicilian dialect term for particular preparations cooked in a sweet-and-sour sauce that manages to soften and make the main ingredient, in this case the Giarratana onion, more palatable. Melchiorre and Salvatore, to dilute the onion, add capers, olives, mint, vinegar and EVO oil, for a riot of flavor and Sicilian flair. It is fantastic on bruschetta or when paired with main courses of meat as a side dish.
INGREDIENTS AND BENEFITS
INGREDIENTS: Giarratana onion (85%), Olives (10%), Capers, EVO oil, Mint, Vinegar, Salt
Would you be willing, to save a small amount of money, to compromise your health and the pleasure that properly made food brings you? Here, the benefits of good Italian food, the fruit of the expert hands of true artisans of the table, are these.
Over the years the raw material has lost its soul and food has become something to be swallowed without too much attention. Therefore, the time has come for us to take back the pleasure of being at the table and to start taking care of our bodies again, not only in appearance but also through what we ingest. Making food our medicine is possible, but only if we know the exact origin of the raw material and the processing methods: we at Gustatium have thought about this for you, selecting the best small Italian producers and making them available to you on our website.
We receive your order, prepare it and ship it in 24/36 hours.
We are aware that excellent products need excellent packaging and at the same time we cannot risk damaging in any way the precious Italian culinary jewels: for this reason our warehouse is equipped with temperature and lighting ideal for food preservation and the most delicate ones (cheeses, cold cuts and craft beers) are stored inside cold rooms. During shipping, on the other hand, each product is protected with the packaging most appropriate to its characteristics.
Cheeses and cured meats, which despite being aged require special care, travel accompanied by a special slow-release gel ice inside isothermal bags: in this way freshness is preserved until the goods arrive at your home.
For our craft beers, which are unpasteurized and therefore more sensitive to high temperatures than normal, we use special isothermal bubble wrap, which can ensure that the accumulated cold is maintained for the shipping time while protecting the bottles from shocks.
To secure the precious bottles of Italian wine, we have equipped ourselves with special inflatable bags, designed solely for the purpose of immobilizing and protecting this product inside the box.
For jars containing a thousand Italian goodnesses, we use special protective bubble wrap liners.