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Mostarde
Mostarde, a condiment made of candied fruits and mustard flavored syrup, have been part of the Italian...
 
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March 22, 2014
Mostarde

Mostarde, a condiment made of candied fruits and mustard flavored syrup, have been part of the Italian culinary repertoire for centuries, originally as a way of preserving vegetables and fruits-such as squash, apples, and pears-for the winter months. Cooked in sweet syrup with hot mustard added, mostarde were enjoyed as a crisp and fresh-tasting condiment when there was no fresh produce. The epicenter of the Italian mostarda culture is in and around Modena, but every region of Italy has some form of it. It is a great condiment for boiled meats, or grilled or poached poultry. I love it served with celery and a good ripe cheese as well as with fresh sheep’s-milk ricotta. And, suspended in its sweet syrup, it is also delicious on ice cream! It keeps in the refrigerator for months.