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mixed salad greens


A mix of young salad greens, or mesclun, originated in the markets of Provence. Although the term sounds ancient and Latin, it was first used only in 1978, although the custom of farmers bringing young leaves to market goes back to antiquity.

There should be at least five different kinds of greens for a proper mix: cerfeuil (chervil), roquette, mâche, pissenlit (dandelion) and feuille de chêne (oak leaf) are among the most common ingredients.

Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur


Text © Dana Facaros

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