Gardiniera in jar from Abruzzo.
Ingredients: cauliflower, fennel, celery, peppers, carrots, green onions, salt, vinegar, water.
Producer: Azienda Agricola Paride Spinelli from C.da Laroma, Casoli, Italy.
Giardiniera - also called giardiniera sott'aceto ("in vinegar") in Italy - is one of the vegetable preserves that uses vinegar or a mixture of vinegar and oil to preserve fresh vegetables for year-round consumption. It is often eaten as an antipasto or with salads, but giardiniera is a versatile product that can be used for a wide range of dishes.
Spinelli is a small company with only 12 employees that grows its own vegetables exclusively and sources them from small, select farms in the region. Quality takes precedence over quantity here - and the taste proves it.