Genie In A Bottle: Colatura tradizionale di alici di Cetara

From The Inquisitive Eater
April 17, 2013

Genie In A Bottle: Colatura tradizionale di alici di Cetara

by Allison Scola

Packaged in a delicate glass bottle with a long, thin neck and cork seal, a bottle of colatura resembles an alchemist’s ancient potion or my grandmother’s favorite perfume. It is an amber colored liquid with the consistency of soy sauce, and crudely explained to be “salted anchovy sauce” or “anchovy syrup.”

I heard whispers of colatura from various cooks, but because it can only be found in specialty Italian food stores, I hadn’t tasted it or cooked with it until…

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