Jam and Mostarda
Fruit jams and preserves are such simple foods. When well-made, they can transport you to a verdant hillside in southern France, or a warm and inviting kitchen in Tuscany, or a vineyard picnic in sunny California. The best preserves add minimal sugar, if any at all. Open fires and hammered copper pots allow the fruits to simmer slowly and gently, reducing the fresh fruits to the wondrous condiments we offer here. Try these with a spot of toast or as an accompaniment to your favorite cheese.