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How the English discovered salad greens
« on: July 17, 2012, 08:53:15 PM »
Nice article on how the English began to grow and eat salad greens and which ones the early colonists here grew.
The English were not great salad eaters until the 18th century. Giacomo Castelvetro, an Italian refugee in London, commented in 1614 on the English aversion to vegetables: "The vast influx of so many refugees from the evils and cruelties of the Roman Inquisition has led to the introduction of delights previously considered inedible, worthless or even poisonous. Yet I am amazed that so few of these delicious and health-giving plants are being grown to be eaten."

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