Olive and Caper Spread


Preparation info

  • Makes

    2 cups

    • Difficulty


Appears in

Glorious French Food

Glorious French Food

By James Peterson

Published 2002

  • About

Tapenade (from the Provençal word tapeno, meaning caper) is one of the most versatile and delicious of Southern French condiments, and apart from the necessity of pitting a bunch of olives, it is also one of the easiest. I suppose to be authentic it should be made with niçoise olives, but because niçoise olives are so small that pitting them takes forever, I use larger black olives from other parts of France, such as Nyons olives from the Drôme and the Vaucluse, or Gaeta olives from Italy,