What exactly is Giardiniera?
How to Pronounce “Giardiniera”
JAR – DIH – NAIR – AH
Just let it flow off your tongue a few times and you’ll notice there is an ever-so-slight emphasis on the 3rd syllable (the “NAIR”). Sometimes, if you’re in Chicago, you’ll hear people dropping off the last syllable, so it sounds like “Jar-dih-NAIR”. That’s because in Chicago, we drop off lots of syllables from lots of words. So, “Jar-Dih-Nair-Ah” or “Jar-Dih-Nair”, take your pick. Either way you will find it absolutely delicious!
The Different Types Of Giardiniera
Hot Or Mild:
Some like it hot (and some don’t). And that’s why there are hot and mild versions of giardiniera available. Over the last 20 years or so, hot and spicy condiments have really taken off, but hot giardiniera has been there all along. Depending on the level of heat, certain types of hot peppers are used. The “normal” hot variety gives a pleasant, smoldering heat … a heat that is designed to complement the food rather than overwhelm it. Hotter varieties, often labeled Extra Hot, sometimes use the devilish Scotch Bonnet pepper, one of the hottest peppers around.On the other end of the spectrum, mild giardiniera doesn’t add heat … it just adds flavor. Try both the hot and mild and see which you like best!
Uses for Giardiniera
Makers of Giardiniera
Marconi Giardiniera Enrico Formella Bari Foods Vienna Chicago Johnny’s