Friday, September 28, 2007

Chondrus crispus

Take a look at this - isn't it pretty? Award-winning image too.

Irish moss, or carrageen moss, is on my list of 'things to play with in the kitchen' but I haven't gotten around to it yet. Mind you, that's a long list...

It's also interesting to see all the different names for it in different languages. So far, I like 'curly gristle moss' because it sounds like a poisonous plant that might be used by the villain in a Miss Marple novel* and the Galician 'carrapucho' for the way it rolls around the mouth when you say it.

*In which case, the cook did it - of course.

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