Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Caputo's! Everything else . . .

The most important thing to remember at Caputo's . . . stay away from the cooking magazines! That place is dangerous enough as it is . . .

The antipasto bar doesn't disappoint . . . This so reminds me of Italy!


Some buy olive oil in small quantities . . .

And some of us . . . well, we need a little more . . .

And then there's vinegar . . . Inexpensive distilled vinegars, good only for washing windows and coloring Easter eggs, can be found next to the most sublime balsamic vinegars infused with anything imaginable . . .


The Silver Palate Cookbook, given to us as a wedding present by my sister-in-law Angela, is still one of my favorite cookbooks. I was pleasantly surprised to find this balsamic vinegar with the Silver Palate label among the selection. Of course I had to buy a bottle . . .

I went looking for pancetta (Italian bacon) and found . . . Danish bacon! Danish bacon? Huh. Caputo's always surprises me with a new treasure. I'm going to try out the Danish bacon instead of ham next time I make split pea soup. I'll let you know how it turns out.

I left Caputo's feeling like an alchemist who now has the ingredients for turning base metal into gold. I can't wait to take my cauldron out.

9 comments:

Nessa said...

Wow, I can't wait to hear what you create with it all, that looks like a store I would have fun in! Mmmm now I am craving olives...

Esther said...

All these photos of pastas and oils make me want spaghetti like every night!! What a neat store, I would love to visit and would probably take my camera just like you! :)

Nicki, said...

I miss living in the DC area where there were unique shopping areas like what Caputo's sounds like. And I love vinegars (I'm weird like that) - some people get crazy picky about their olive oils - I'm of German heritage and we like our vinegars.

Meaghan said...

The antipasto bar looks delish! I confess, I buy olive oil in the 10 gallon jug. :)

Suzy said...

Dang that place looks good! Great captures of it. I love seeing all the variety!

pat said...

That place looks like Aladdin's cave! What a treasure trove of goodies you have at your fingertips.

Reds said...

So love those kinds of stores!! Costs me a fortune when I visit... oh well!

Angela2932 said...

The olives alone would send me into a blissed-out stupor!

Barb said...

I would love to visit that store but I would probably go way over my budget.