All over Sicily, right now, they are making the estratto… Tomato paste, in order to bottle it for the year’s supply. Did you annually make tomato sauce and paste with your mother or grandmother?
Drying the tomatoes in Santo Stefano Quisaquina
Wow, Do I Say, Tomato!
When we came upon this, it took my breath away. Earlier this month, when we visited the farm of sculptor Lorenzo Reina in the mountains of Sicily, they were drying their bounty of tomatoes in the sun, preserving them for use for the rest of the year.