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January 20, 2005

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Dr Alice

Is 'nusslisalat' watercress? If not, what would be the closest American/English equivalent?

Lisa

I love this! It is called veldsla in Dutch and I can't remember what it is in German. In English it is called Lamb's Lettuce - I made a sandwich with this, apple chutney and Brie and had the pics on my blog a few months back but I have taken it down

kitschenette

thanks for clearing that up, lisa! i had no idea what it was in english. i've only ever seen it here in switzerland. bruno saw it once in sydney, years ago. 'nussli salat' means 'little nut salad', i think ; ) although the leaves don't taste too nutty to me, more buttery, and totally delicious witha creamy garlicky dressing. we serve it here with chopped hard-boiled eggs on top. it's one of the few good winter geens.

Dr Alice

Sounds delicious. I have read of 'lamb's lettuce' in some British cook books and will look out for it.

Peter Huber

Another name for Lamb's Lettuce is Corn Salad.
The French call it m√Ęche and doucette (Sweetling)
and the Germans call it Feldsalat.........

It's the easiest plant to grow in a cool weather climate: Here in Tasmania it pops up (self seeds)on every bare patch of soil every autumn and grows all through winter. It's as successful as forget-me-nots without the annoying seeds. As soon as it gets a bit too warm it just goes to seed......

A. Funk

My Mum also thought that it was watercress, which really surprised me. We used it in a watercress and pear soup recipe at Christmas time and it certainly worked!

A. Funk

My Mum also thought that it was watercress, which really surprised me. We used it in a watercress and pear soup recipe at Christmas time and it certainly worked!

Vus

here is the latin name for corn salad:
Valerianella locusta
If anybody's interested)

Enid

You can buy nussli at Trader Joe's and at Whole Foods - it is called "Mache" (pronounced like "mosh").

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