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Language: Italian

Description: "Castrated." A version of caponata from Piedmont. Caponata is a Sicilian dish of aubergines (US: eggplants), olives, tomatoes and other ripe vegetables in a rich stew with wine vinegar and sugar, sometimes with anchovies and capers, pine nuts, celery or sultanas even with bottarga. In fact, it is usually described as a vegetarian dish. It is piled into a dome and usually served cold. It may be served on its own or as a side dish, or even as a sauce to accompany pasta. Caponèt more commonly describes stuffed courgette (US: zucchini) flowers.

Pronounced: kah-poh-NET
Ethnicity: Italian
Most frequent country: Italy
Most frequent region: Piedmont

See places: Italian food and cuisine, Piedmontese Food and Cuisine

See foods and dishes: caponèt, pasta

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