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Cucina Conversations: Melanzane Sott'Olio (Preserved Eggplants)

Preserving Italian traditions and recipes especially those that relate to my family has become a great interest of mine. So when we decided to write about olio d’oliva (olive oil), this month’s topic for our Cucina Conversations round table, my heart rejoiced.  Not only does this liquid gold have a rich Mediterranean history, but also one that speaks of migration and preservation of family traditions. Undoubtedly olive oil is a staple ingredient in Italian cuisine and would not be the same without it.  Its varied traditional uses and recent modern applications to cooking show olive oils’ broad versatility.   What fascinates me most, is that for centuries people have sought ways to preserve their food and reap the benefits of the harvest all year long through the use of olive oil.  It is one of the most natural ways to preserve food, due to its amazing properties. 
Along with my fellow bloggers, we will share with you various recipes with olive oil being the hero ingredient.   I have c…