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September 4, 2014
Capers

Capers are preserved when they are dry-packed in salt or bottled in brine; I prefer the ones in brine. If you choose salt-packed capers, make sure you wash them well and salt any dishes to which you are adding them very lightly at first. Another type of caper is the caper berry, which you can find packed in a briny vinegar solution. Caper berries are crunchy, acidic, and flavorful--much like a pickle--with some hint of the caper’s nuttiness. Caper berries are good served as a part of an antipasto, tossed into salads, or used in a buttery pan sauce.