Azienda Agricola Caravaglio Capers in Extra-Virgin Olive Oil
Harvested on the Aeolian Islands off Sicily’s northeastern coast, these plump, meaty capers are a world apart from the usual tiny nonpareils. Picked and preserved in olive oil flavored with oregano, bay and vinegar, they pack a bright, balanced herbal flavor—none of the sharpness of most capers. Try them in salads, pasta sauces or even pizza.
Stauds Pickled Silver Onions
Austrian producer Staud's Pickled Silver Onions have a bright and mellow onion flavor, pleasant tang and superb texture—they're never mushy or soggy but rather satisfyingly crunchy. The family company adds sweet and herbal tarragon for a delicate secondary note to complement the onions' natural sweetness. They can be used just like fresh cipollini onions and are far more convenient since they're already peeled (anyone who's tried peeling a fresh pearl or cipollini onion knows it can be a hassle). Plus, they last longer in the fridge than fresh onions that might sprout or spoil. Since 1883, the Staud family has been selling sweet and sour pickles at Brunnenmarkt, one of Vienna's largest open-air markets. An Austrian classic, the brand can be recognized by its iconic octagonal glass jars and black lids.
- Net Weight: 228 grams
- Ingredients: Onions, brandy vinegar (pure fermented vinegar), sugar, salt, pepper, estragon (tarragon), mustard seeds, potassium metabisulphite
- Place of Origin: Austria
Azienda Agricola Caravaglio Capers in Wine Vinegar
Plump, crisp and mouth-wateringly briny, these capers are an elevated version of the popular pantry staple. Many caper varietals are packed in salt, but the vinegar gives them a pleasant pickle-like quality. These capers in particular have a burst of fruity and floral flavor that makes for a more nuanced bite (that might just change the mind of any caper hater you know). A subtle sweetness balances the tangy vinegar flavor as well. The buds are about medium sized, so you get a juicy pop of flavor, but small enough that you don’t have to chop them up if you don’t want to. Plus, the lovely brine can be used on its own once you finish the jar in vinaigrettes and more.