Saturday, October 10, 2009


Capers are the unopened floral bud of the thorny plant called Capparis Spinosa. Capers are found around the Mediterranean and are hand picked, cleaned, sized and then fermented in brine. The smallest are Lilliputs (1-4 mm in size). These and the next size up, Non-Pariel (4-7 mm in size) are the firmest and most desirable. These are followed by Surfines (7-8 mm), Capucine (8-9 mm) and Capote (10-11 mm).

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