Caponata is terrific for entertaining because you can make it ahead of time. In fact, it gets better as it sits. Serve it in a bowl surrounded by wholegrain biscuits or toasted sourdough baguette slices. You can also use it to perk up a sandwich filling or enliven a tomato-based pasta sauce.
I have made this recipe a number of times now and it is very good. Guests always love it and ask for the recipe - 19 Dec 2010