A key ingredient in many Mediterranean cuisines. Cookbook author Aglaia Kremezi, creator of our Greek Vegetable Cooking recipes says Greeks prefer fruity oils because they blend more harmoniously into a dish, while pungently grassy or peppery oils can overwhelm the palate.
Salted capers are used instead of oil- or vinegar-packed capers. Once well rinsed, they're more complexly flavored and lightly floral than their brined counterparts. "You can use capers instead of salt," Kremezi says.