Extra Virgin Olive Oil, fondly known as EVOO, is far more than a mere ingredient - it's the heart and soul of the Mediterranean diet, revered for its health benefits and the rich, familial culture it nurtures. Journey with us as we explore the fascinating intersections of health, family, and tradition that EVOO brings to the Mediterranean table. Try a bottle of our olive oil and receive a free, complimentary bottle of 1850 Authentic Balsamic Vinegar of Modena.
Dive into a world where traditional Italian flavors meld seamlessly with unmatched purity and freshness. At Taycte, we're thrilled to introduce you to Famiglia Crispino—a name synonymous with artisanal Calabrian delicacies since 1979. Sourced directly from local farmers and crafted with age-old recipes, every product promises a culinary experience that transports you straight to the heart of Italy. From robust Salsa per Amatori to rich Sughi Pronti, each bite is a testament to the Crispino family's dedication to excellence.
The story of our BBQ sauce starts in Modena -- a small town in Italy known for their balsamic vinegars. These traditional balsamic vinegars are made with simple, natural ingredients - Lambrusco grapes are cooked over a low flame for two days, stirred constantly. The resulting grape must is aged in a series of wooden barrels over decades, where the must slowly breaks down into world-renown balsamic vinegars.
This flavor profile, decades in the making, serves as the basis for our barbecue sauce. The natural sweetness of the balsamic, a remnant of the grape must, removes the need for any added sugars, resulting in a sauce that's as tasty as it is healthy. Given the long aging process, this sauce is in short supply.
A letter written in October 1850, in which Pietro Malpighi transcribed the recipe for making "true and genuine natural vinegar". The letter was addressed to his son Augusto: this is where our family history begins.
The original letter certifying this ancient tradition, as well as an excerpt from the letter, can be seen below:
"Augusto my dear son, I think that the most condensed and expressive conclusion of my notebook is to give a recipe for making 'true and genuine natural vinegar', a recipe distilled from what I have been explaining.
At least five vassels of good wood, concentrated genuine grape must, mother of good and thick vinegar aged for a long time, and my dear son the time I hope the Lord will give you so that you and your descendants may taste this balm".
Pietro Malpighi, October 1850