From the country of balsamic vinegar comes another great thing in a small package. Mugolio (www.markethallfoods.com; $25 for 3.6 ounces) is a syrup made from the buds of pine trees. The buds are picked and put in jars to raisin, then their concentrated liquid is cooked to thicken into syrup.
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