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Aiello del Sabato, Il Poggio del Picchio and the “mastantuono” pear jam
Via Salice Cesinali, Phone +39 0825 667238
I can’t believe it: a health and beauty store-window full of jams and one of them is made from the “mastantuono” pears!!!!! They remind me of my childhood and are the only kind which are ripe when become black. In the shop there is a basket full of jams among propolis sweets and natural creams.
All these jams are produced in Irpinia, in Aiello del Sabato, by a lady who has succeeded in making her dream come true: selling the jams which she has home-produced for thirty years.
In her farm "Il Poggio del Picchio" Fiorenza Giselico has planted vegetables and fruit trees which have almost been forgotten in the modern markets characterized by globalization. Here she obtains the raw materials used to produce the jams: the “mastantuono” pears (her husband loves them!), the pumpkin processed with sugar, the lemon juice, the pine-nuts and the raisins in grappa, the “chianelle”, “cotogne” and “limoncelle” apples with mint, the white strawberry grapes with hazelnuts, the oranges with ginger and cinnamon, the white and black figs, wild plums, strawberry tree berries and elder.
She cares for all the products with great attention: she uses the onions from Montoro, the cedar and the chilli pepper from Calabria, the lemons from Amalfi, the tomatoes from Sorrento and the aubergines and the almonds from Sicily. They don’t contain preservatives or thickening additives. The fruit and the vegetables are processed as soon as they are picked. The products picked in September are processed in September and sold in September. Congratulations on this initiative and congratulations to the doctor who displayed fine and good things instead of slimming drinks and lozenges.
Finally, I turn my thoughts to the ex minister Bersani who liberalized the health and beauty sector, so giving us the opportunity to find healthy products in this kind of shop.
Virginia Di Falco