Capers are usually located in the same section of the grocery store as olives and pickles. They are usually bottled in brine water.
Capers are aromatic flower buds used as seasoning in many dishes. The buds are sun-dried and then pickled for preservation. Some stores also sell salted capers in large quantities.
Capers are most often used in fish dishes because they have a slight lemony flavor to them. They also work well in recipes that call for tomatoes and are good for garnishing meat.
Capers are prepared by rinsing them thoroughly to remove excess salt. They should be refrigerated after opening to maintain freshness.