Remove the outer skin of the onions, remove the roots and cut off the stalks at the point where the leaves start to turn green. Wipe them carefully with a cloth but do not wash them.
Wash the lettuces carefully in cold water, keeping them whole. Drain on a cloth.
Scrape the tiny carrots with a small knife, remove the leaves and any little roots and wipe them. Neither wash nor cut them.
The tiny turnips must be handled with great care because they are brittle.
Remove the leaves and rootlets and then peel very finely with a potato-peeler. Wipe the peeled turnips, but neither wash nor slice them. Shell the peas. Do not wash them and discard any overlarge peas. Rub off the skin of the new potatoes with your fingers under the cold tap then dry them with a cloth. Don’t let them soak in the water.
Heat the strips of pork belly and
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