Passata is just a fresh tomato purée that is sterilised and bottled. Traditionally passata is made right at the end of summer, when there’s a glut of ripe, juicy tomatoes, and it’s put into bottles so you don’t have to use electricity to keep it frozen all year. You pull out a bottle mid-winter and get a flash of summer warmth in any recipe you cook. If you're Italian, you are probably very familiar with passata or with the ritual of bottling the purée for a rainy day. Just as well there is ready-bottled passata on sale at our local supermarket!
This post is part of the Wordless Wednesday meme,
and also part of the ABC Wednesday meme.