Recipe: Creamy Banana Jam

Recipe: Creamy Banana Jam

By Miyoko Ohtake
In Barcelona's Gracia neighborhood sits the 90-plus-year-old former residence of Art Nouveau architect Manuel Raspall, whose works graces the city in the forms of La Monumental bull ring and El Molino theater. Within the residence, Carlos Mayor and Antoine Leonetti have since created their own home, the Villa Mayor-Leonetti, where they enjoy making all sorts of jams and marmalades. Here, they share Antoine's recent invention: a recipe for Creamy Banana Jam.

Though the recipe for Creamy Banana Jam is a recent innovation, Antoine has been making jam since he was a boy collecting blackberries with his mother in Brittany, France, where they lived. The smell of jam to him is like Proust's madeleines, each jar a remembrance of things past, he says.

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