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Sorrel in LA

Withnail Nov 15, 2011 01:38 PM

Can anyone point me to where I might be able to get Sorrel in LA? It's not the most common of greens, I know.... I need it for a variation on Oysters Rockefeller!


  1. Das Ubergeek Nov 15, 2011 01:40 PM

    Almost any mid-sized to large farmers market will have it, though it's more a spring green. Sweredoski Farms is at the Pacific Palisades market on Sunday and they often have it.

    You might also try ethnic markets. In Spanish it's called acedera and in Vietnamese chút chít.

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    1. re: Das Ubergeek
      Withnail Nov 15, 2011 02:14 PM

      Thanks! It's used in Indian cooking a lot, too. Do you happen to know any Indian markets in LA?

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        Das Ubergeek Nov 15, 2011 06:25 PM

        India Sweets and Spices in West LA on Venice Blvd. or in Los Feliz or Canoga Park. A dozen of them at least in Artesia.

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      bad nono Nov 15, 2011 04:50 PM

      I find it very regularly at the Hollywood farmers market. I bought some there about a week ago so with some luck there will still be some next Sunday.

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        Das Ubergeek Nov 15, 2011 06:26 PM

        Now you have me craving filet de bar sauce oseille. Sigh... la Normandie me manque.

        1. re: Das Ubergeek
          New Trial Nov 16, 2011 01:38 AM

          Love is never having to sigh your sorrel.

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            OCEllen Nov 16, 2011 12:16 PM

            ; )

          2. re: Das Ubergeek
            bad nono Nov 16, 2011 07:17 PM

            I used it to make a camembert and sorrel quiche. You know how they sell some camembert Le Rustique at Trader Joe's when the holidays are coming up? Now is the time.

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          FoodZealot Nov 16, 2011 08:26 PM

          At the Santa Monica Farmer's Market on Wednesday, Coleman Farms has it regularly.


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            Geo7 Nov 16, 2011 09:31 PM

            I've seen it at Jon's Market

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