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Blette is chard, usually Swiss chard. Other names include bette, bette à carde, bette à tondre, bette à côte, côte de bettes, jotte or joute, or poirée.

One of the most famous French chard dishes, tourte aux blettes comes from Nice, where chard is something of the national vegetable.


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