Lamb's lettuce/mache around Berkeley?
I'm craving a salad I used to eat in Turkey with little clusters of round, green leaves. My favorite cookbook gives it as "lamb's lettuce" in English and Gregoire had the same green in a salad last year and called it mache (no yogurt-garlic dressing, though!).
Has anyone seen this at a farmer's market?
Don't you guys have Trader Joe's in Berkeley? i know for sure there's one in the Mission...
Anyways, they usually have mache for $2.99 per 4oz. Not cheap, but really, really tasty.
Try it with yellow beets, pecans, and chevre; a little light olive oil (I like the Spanish stuff) and the citrus-muscat-champagne vinegar they also sell at Trader Joe's, plus a little lemon juice, makes a nice salad with bright, sweet flavors. (You'll have to track down the golden beets at a real farmer's market, but they are worth it -- subtler and less sweet than the usual dark beets).
Hope you find what you're after!
>>>> Don't you guys have Trader Joe's in Berkeley? i know for sure there's one in the Mission...
Anyways, they usually have mache for $2.99 per 4oz. Not cheap, but really, really tasty. <<<<
It's available in bulk at Berkeley Bowl for $4.99-$5.99 per pound -- a heck of a lot cheaper than Trader Joe's! And if they don't have it (for some reason -- they usually do), Monterey Market has it, as do one or more stands at the Farmer's Market (as Robert pointed out).
All are less expensive than the $12/pound that TJ's offers it for!