Ancient Italian butchery is an art without equal. Discover the fascinating world of artisanal cured meats!
|Sweet and sour as tradition dictates|
|With honey instead of sugar|
|The Sicilians’ most beloved side dish|
The origins of Italy’s best-known and best-loved sweet-and-sour side dish are debated throughout Sicily, as is its exact recipe. Every city on the island has its own particular version: with peppers, without peppers, with fish cuttings, with almonds, and even some with the addition of a pinch of cocoa. What is certain is that caponata fully represents Sicily, because it is the result of the influences of the thousand rulers of this island over the centuries and because it mirrors the truest flavors of its land.
Melchiorre and Salvatore’s version of Sicilian caponata involves the use of their fantastic Giarratana onion, in addition to the classic eggplant, peppers and carrots. Capers and olives cannot be missed, as well as the sourness of vinegar; sweetness is the magic touch of the Calaforno company, which, in addition to coming from their special onion, is sought through Sicilian honey instead of classic sugar. Caponata in the kitchen has no limits: it is a mouthwatering aperitif, a hearty appetizer, and a delicious side dish; Sicilians love it inside sandwiches (how can you blame them), and it can also be a perfect topping for pasta.
INGREDIENTS AND BENEFITS
INGREDIENTS: Peppers, Eggplant, Giarratana onion (25%), Green olives, Carrots (10%), Extra virgin olive oil, Capers, Vinegar, Honey, 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.