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crescione

garden cress or watercress

Most often this means 'garden cress', though some Italians may use it for watercress, which is properly

crescione d'acqua or pepe d’acqua ('water pepper')

Other names you may see:

crescione inglese garden cress

crescione degli orti garden cress

Not too widespread outside the Romagna, where it's a common ingredient in salads, soups and piadina sandwiches

Text © Dana Facaros and Michael Pauls

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