Iamvi is our beloved traditional food artisan from Patra in Peloponnese. They are the experts in making the most authentic fruit preserves, jams and spoon sweets from hand-picked fruits from Greece's beautiful and untouched countryside. These high quality and delicious sweet delicacies are produced with, only, the use of traditional methods and they are conserved thanks to homemade syrup, consisting purely of sugar and water, without the addition of any colourants or artificial ingredients and additives. Just like Greek mamas make them at home!
The art of preparing homemade sweet fruit preserves is a craft that has been around for thousands of years. It was first invented by households as a technique of preserving seasonal fruits and vegetables all year round. Their core ingredient is any fruit known by man, from the most common ones to the most exotic. These delicacies, at first only reserved for households, are now becoming a healthy and selective gourmet delicacy that it is so versatile and can be eaten with any meal depending on the fruit!
According to Greek mythology, when Demetra, the goddess of bountiful harvest, was very sad, due to the loss of her own daughter, she heard the playful jokes of IAMVI (the daughter of the god Pan) for the first time. And she then broke into a joyous laughter, and suddenly all the dry lands surrounding them became fertile again. This is what IAMVI is all about. The simple joy and pleasure of food and the art of warm hospitality: simple and delicious handmade treats, inside of which all of nature's colours and flavours are being captured in the most natural way.
The secret to the unique taste and high quality of their handmade fruit preserves prepared in their family business, lies in the traditional, long-lived family recipes that have been passed down over many generations. They've been open since the beginning of 2015 in Patra and already have a variety of 11 different flavours of sweet preserves made of natural fruits farmed by local producers in the region of the Peloponnese, which is renowned for its acclaimed, high-quality natural products.
Which one would you go for? Sour cherry, whole fig, quince or award winning bergamot?