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As Advertised In King Lear... [Oct. 29th, 2017|11:42 am]
Tony Grist
I'm eating samphire. 

Doesn't taste of much, is very salty, juicy- has a crunch to it. I've tried it fresh- and fried. Both are good.

I like it that we're rediscovering these foods our many times great grandparents ate and our more recent ancestors abandoned. 

I wonder whether samphire is still harvested by brave souls dangling by ropes against cliff faces...
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[User Picture]From: huskyteer
2017-10-29 05:22 pm (UTC)
I tried it for the first time recently (steamed IIRC) and liked it very much. But then I like salt.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2017-10-29 05:26 pm (UTC)
I'll be buying it again.
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[User Picture]From: lblanchard
2017-10-30 01:35 pm (UTC)
"In England, rock samphire was cultivated in gardens,[6] where it grows readily in a light, rich soil. Obtaining seed commercially is now difficult, and in the United Kingdom the removal of wild plants is illegal under the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981." Thus saith Wikipedia.

When you move to Hastings, you can grow it in your garden -- if you can get the seed.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2017-11-01 01:41 pm (UTC)
That'd be good.

Alternatively we might be able to pick it in the wild (first making sure there are no policemen watching).
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