what’s capers, precious?

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What’s capers… eh?

Given that I finally made a dish with capers for the first time ever yesterday, Nerd 2 and I got to speculating about what exactly they were — besides “mad delicious”.

We both hoped they were some kind of plant material, as opposed to:

  • Gecko gall bladders
  • Avian appendices
  • Snail heads (given their “gourmet” nature we suspected that they might be French)
  • The new Eye of Bat-ness
  • Jellyfish amygdalas
  • or Poop, of some sort

Turns out that they are flowerbuds.  Which is good to know.