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A vegetable in Paris I have never seen in Los Angeles?

 
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junerg



Joined: 10 Jun 2005
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 10, 2005 7:04 pm    Post subject: A vegetable in Paris I have never seen in Los Angeles? Reply with quote

I was in Paris several weeks ago
at the Bon Marche food market
saw a vegetable
slender long green stalk
with a little triangle on top
as if a child had drawn an asparagus spear
(i have seen young asparagus)
not the same

any ideas???

they were bundled up in groups of about 30
and cost about 6 euros

and it was Saturday and the women at the counter didn't understand my faltering French question

thanks for the help

June
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Debbie



Joined: 21 Feb 2005
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Location: Paris

PostPosted: Fri Jun 10, 2005 8:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If it looked a little like a bunch of green wheat ears, it could be wild asparagus. If it looked like chives with a bulbous triangle on the end of each frond it may be wild garlic buds, or garlic chive buds.

The wild asparagus is a bit expensive, so that is probably what it is. Next time if you have a digital camera, take your camera and snap a photo. I have done that before and then showed the photo to someone who could explain it to me in english.... this works well for signs etc as well
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SteveC



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PostPosted: Sat Jul 16, 2005 3:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Definitely wild asparagus -- wonderful mild flavor and a springtime treat.
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