This is a preview of the content in our Italian Food Decoder app. Get the app to:
  • Read offline
  • Remove ads
  • Build a list of your own favourites
  • Search the contents with full-text search functionality
  • ... and more!
iOS App Store Google Play

acetosa

sorrel

Acetosa is garden sorrel, with broad leaves; acetosella dei boschi is wood sorrel, a small plant that looks like a shamrock. Both are sharply lemony; acetosa is used to make sorrel soup, vellutata or minestra di acetosa.

Both kinds are used in sauces for fish, rabbit or eggs.

Text © Dana Facaros and Michael Pauls

Image by Hans