Saturday, April 28, 2007

The great Hermel caper

On using precious water to plant capers in Hermel. Because you know, caper is an important staple in Lebanon. If you live on a diet of smoked salmon. Like everybody in Hermel.

By the way, caper is a really interesting plant. The name originates from the Arabic "qabbar" the roots of which is "qabr", tomb. This thorny bush grows spontaneously from old walls and between rocks, especially in cemeteries, and bears the prettiest flowers. What we eat are the flower buds pickled in vinegar.

1 comment:

Ms Levantine said...

Can you smoke capers?