When It Blooms

This is a blooming caper flower. So, if the bud is picked before the flower blooms, that’s what is preserved and eaten with fish and vegetables. This same plant bears a fruit known as a caper berry, also eaten. Sicily is a major producer of capers, and the island of Pantelleria, off of Sicily’s southeast…

Capers: Salty and Good

Tonight I am cooking with salted capers from the Sicilian island of Pantelleria. Pantelleria is known among foodies to have some of the best capers in the world. I bought these at the Vucciria market in Palermo. Now off to rinse them! #capers #panterlleria #sicily #cooking