Ten years ago, recounts Maalouf, the demand for mushrooms and endives
was very high in Lebanon, owing to the wide variety of Italian, and to a lesser extent, French restaurants.
Colourful winter salad leaves like radicchio, treviso and Belgian endive
are arranged on individual plates.
90 | for lettuce and endives
, [euro]24 I for cucumbers, [euro]44.
Most of what's produced on the farm is purchased by restaurants and hotels; it is very likely that each stem of red, purple or white asparagus you eat in Egypt has come from Makar Farms, or else that delightful endive
and goat cheese salad made its way to your plate from here in Sakkara.
Line a tray with baking paper and arrange the endives
on it, caramelised side facing up.
Potential winter garden vegetable harvest November December January Fall-crop spinach Radishes Brunswick & & beets "Jan King" cabbage Radishes Escarole Winter leek Tomatillos Ground cherries Endive
Ground cherries Watercress Russian kale Celeriac Rutabagas Wintercress Salsify Italian black Escarole cabbage Italian black cabbage Winter lettuce Rutabagas Winter lettuce Sylvetta Peruvian peppers Arugula Marhe November February March Fall-crop spinach Parsnips Russian kale & beets Radishes Wintercress Watercress Tomatillos Watercress Scotch kale Ground cherries Sylvetta Parsnips Celeriac Purple broccoli Salsify Sylvetta Italian black cabbage Arugula Winter lettuce Peruvian peppers (Southern Missouri) Incomplete list
STRAWBERRY AND BELGIAN ENDIVE
SALAD 500 g endives
500 g strawberries 200 g crumbled Roquefurt cheese 3 tablespoons roasted pine nuts DRESSING 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar 2 tablespoons Port wine Sea salt to taste Freshly ground pepper 4 tablespoons safflower oil
Fill in the space of harvested early summer crops such as broad beans and shallots with follow-on crops such as endives
CUT the end off both the endives
and gently break off all the leaves, one by one, arranging them on a serving dish so that they resemble little boats to carry the ingredients.
At each table setting a colorful square platter was displayed holding a tower of tomato confit, fennel, mozzarella, roasted pepper, zucchini and chervil; Belgian endives
with Chinese eggplant and roast chicken; and baby sea bass with artichoke, tapenade and basil on a crispy potato round.
Cut the endives
in half and place in a deep tray with the orange juice, zest, butter and chicken stock.
Its specialties include 50 lettuces and 75 unusual salad greens, such as rare and hard-to-find chicories and endives