There’s nothing quite like the taste of a freshly jarred tomato, and if there’s one country that knows how to jar tomatoes right, it’s Italy. For centuries, Italians have been perfecting the art of jarring tomatoes, making them an essential ingredient in traditional Italian recipes.
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The practice of preserving tomatoes in jars dates back centuries in Italy, though it has evolved over time. Initially, Italians would simply harvest ripe tomatoes and then store them in lidded terracotta vessels. This allowed them to enjoy the flavor of summer year round. As glass jars became more widely available, however, Italians began preserving their tomatoes by filling jars with their homegrown produce and submerging them in boiling water for sterilization. This process, known as “bain-marie,” is still used today.