Fruit preserve is a concetrate of sweet fruit syrup, which can be both fresh or dried, whole or in pieces; it differs from jam in terms of storage times. Fruit preserve is prepared in a saucepan, over moderate heat so that the fruit can soften well without falling apart. On the other hand, dried fruit,must first be softened in warm water and possibly scented with liqueur and tea. It is also often flavoured with cinnamon, clove, citrus peel, vanilla sugar and whipped cream. Plus, it can be served to accompany a cup of ice cream.

Here's an easy way to dress up your chicken breasts and make them special enough for a dinner party. This combination is from Emilia Romagna, where both Parma ham and Parmesan are made. You can substitute veal for the chicken if you prefer

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