This is a preview of the content in our Italian Food Decoder app. Get the app to:
  • Read offline
  • Remove ads
  • Add Map function to find sites, as well as your own custom locations (your hotel...)
  • Build a list of your own favourites
  • Search the contents with our advanced text search functionality
  • ... and more!
iOS App Store Google Play

agrodolce

sweet and sour

Agrodolce sauce in its simplest form is made from reducing vinegar and sugar, often with the addition of fruit or wine. It's often seen in Sicily (agruduci), where it was said to have been introduced by the Arabs.

It's a common way of preserving vegetables (peppers, cucumbers, onions, artichoke hearts, cauliflower) for antipasto—a sottaceto (pickle), only a little bit sweet. Innumerable recipes for poultry, fish, meats (especially rabbit) and vegetables use an agrodolce sauce.

Text © Dana Facaros and Michael Pauls

Images by: thebittenword.com