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A spread of Provençal origin consisting of capers, black olives, and anchovies puréed with olive oil.

[French, from Provençal tapenado : tapeno, caper, variant of Occitan tàpero (from Old Provençal, tapera, from alteration, influenced by Old Provençal tapia, rammed earth (since caper bushes frequently grow against walls of rustic buildings, traditionally made of rammed earth in Provence and Languedoc), of Latin capparis, caper; see caper2) + -ado, n. suff. for a food or drink made from a particular ingredient (from Old Provençal -ada, from Latin -ata, feminine of -atus; see -ade).]
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(Cookery) a savoury paste made from capers, olives, and anchovies, with olive oil and lemon juice
[C20: French, from Provençal tapéo capers]
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Noun1.tapenade - a spread consisting of capers and black olives and anchovies made into a puree with olive oil
paste, spread - a tasty mixture to be spread on bread or crackers or used in preparing other dishes
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Make a tapenade by putting 200g pitted black Hojiblanca olives, 150g drained sun-dried tomatoes (keep the oil), 1 crushed garlic clove, a pinch of dried red pepper flakes and a handful basil leaves in a food processor.
For the tapenade: 100g black olives,1/8 garlic clove, crushed, 1/2 tsp thyme leaves, 1 salted anchovy fillet, washed and patted dry, 1tsp salted capers, washed and drained, 1tsp brandy, 4tsp olive oil, 1tsp red wine vinegar.
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Natasha Ednan-Laperouse, 15, from Fulham, south-west London, collapsed on board a flight in July 2016 after eating an artichoke, olive and tapenade baguette she had bought at a Pret outlet at Heathrow Airport.
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Pret baguettes described as 'posh' or 'artisan' were said to contain sesame seeds, including the artichoke, olive and tapenade one that Natasha ate.
They make an olive tapenade at the Roman aqueduct of the Pont du Gard and dine like Roman aristocrats in Nimes.
Put tapenade and grilled peppers in small bowls and place
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Pasiano's in Albuquerque made headlines in July when the restaurant faced social media outrage for a billboard sign that read "Black Olives Matter, Try Our Tapenade" parodying the Black Lives Matter movement.