Capers

Capers are the small flower buds of the Capparis shrub, which grows in the Mediterranean.  The dark green buds are sun-dried and preserved either in salt, wine vinegar, brine or olive oil. Capers are a common ingredient in Mediterranean cuisine, especially Cypriot, Italian and Maltese. Capers range in size from small, peppercorn-sized from France, called non-pareille favored for their delicate texture and more pronounced taste to larger sizes, which are stronger in flavor and less aromatic.  The pungent flavor of capers lends piquancy to many sauces and condiments; and they are als..

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