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msmouser Nov 11, 2012 09:25 AM

where can I buy samphire in the "greater Lexington, MA area'. I don't think I have ever seen it, in fact, I son't think I even knew what it was before looking it up. Found a recipe at that great site Gojee!
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  1. Allstonian Nov 11, 2012 09:49 AM

    There's an old thread about samphire here:
    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/633239

    Looks like it's well out of season for locally-grown, but Whole Foods should be able to get you some from the west coast.

    1. Boston_Otter Nov 11, 2012 10:43 AM

      I've seen it at several Whole Foods locations. It's usually labeled as 'sea beans'.

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        Madrid Nov 11, 2012 10:55 AM

        recently?

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          Boston_Otter Nov 11, 2012 11:02 AM

          A few months ago. I don't get to Whole Foods very often. Sorry.

        2. Delucacheesemonger Nov 11, 2012 11:24 AM

          Even here in France, most samphire( also salicorne or sea beans) most is pickled as season is somewhat short. When l was at Dean & Deluca we had it fresh in the spring AFAICR.

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