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ISO Salt Packed Capers

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skippy66 Jul 31, 2009 04:14 AM

I used to buy these all the time in the North End when I lived in Boston. I now live in the western suburbs. Any ideas where I can get them locally? (I'm looking for the large pantelleria capers).

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    bear RE: skippy66 Jul 31, 2009 04:48 AM

    Whole Foods in Fresh Pond has had them in their antipasto bar near the cheese section in the past.

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      JoJo5 RE: skippy66 Jul 31, 2009 04:55 AM

      I used to buy them at Salem Food on Moody St. in Waltham. Call ahead to make sure they still carry them.

      Salem Food Store
      468 Moody St
      Waltham, MA 02453-0415
      (781) 893-9874

      Joanne

      1. PinchOfSalt RE: skippy66 Jul 31, 2009 05:53 AM

        My last batch came from Formaggio on Huron Avenue in Cambridge. Give them a call before going, just in case, but I am pretty sure they will have just what you need.

        My last trip there, I was looking for salt-packed anchovies. I used to get those in the NE but a trip there left me empty-handed. Sure enough, Formaggio had what I wanted, and I did not have to buy an entire can at a time!

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          Madrid RE: skippy66 Jul 31, 2009 10:04 AM

          Capone Foods, Somerville in Union Square, Cambridge a bit past Porter Square going West

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            bornagainitalian RE: skippy66 Jul 31, 2009 12:47 PM

            Marty's on Washington St in Newton.

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              smtucker RE: skippy66 Aug 1, 2009 02:31 PM

              For larger capers, I buy them at Capone's in Union Square. For the small baby ones, I have had great luck at salumeria italiana in the North End.

              http://www.caponefoods.com/
              http://www.salumeriaitaliana.com/

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