Seaside Salad

The rocky, rugged coastline near Llanes, in Asturias, is home to samphire, an edible wild plant. “Half-way down, Hangs one that gathers samphire; dreadful trade!” wrote Shakespeare in The Tragedy of King Lear, referring to the dangerous business of collecting it. Photo ©Mike Randolph

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2 Responses to Seaside Salad

  1. Jonathan Moreno November 17, 2012 at 01:23 #

    Is this eaten much these days?

    • Mike Randolph November 17, 2012 at 10:58 #

      I’ve never seen it for sale. It was once commercially available in England, but that was a long time ago. The thicker stems used to be pickled and were reportedly very spicy.

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