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Food of the Sun: A Fresh Look at Mediterranean Cooking

By Alastair Little and Richard Whittington

Published 1995

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Caper berries are the fruit of the caper bush and an expensive speciality of Andalusia, where they are most often lightly pickled in sherry vinegar and brine. The caper bush grows wild in arid volcanic soil or, as often happens, in crumbling walls - having the same ability to grow in the most inhospitable habitats as the ubiquitous buddleia. The berry is the false fruit in which the seeds, its true fruits, are contained. The caper - as opposed to the caper berry - is the unopened bud of the