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A Sallet of Olives and Capers
Arwen Southernwood

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Original Recipe

[Sallats for Fish Daies] An Other:

Thomas Dawson, The Second Part of the Good Hus-wives Jewell, 1597
Olives and Capers in one dish, with vineger and oyle. 



2 cups mixed Greek olives
1 4-oz jar capers
2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
3 tablespoons olive oil

Preparation Steps

Toss ingredients together and allow to marinate overnight. 

Number of Servings

Makes approximately ten servings.

Serving Size

1/4 cup.

Redaction Notes

Wine vinegar was chosen because it would have been readily available.  Olive oil was used for similar reasons, and because it would complement the flavor of the olives.


  • Dawson, Thomas:  The Second Part of the Good Hus-Wives Jewell (Originally published 1597).  Falconwood Press, 1988, p. 15. 

Date Of Redaction

June, 2002.

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