Les Pointes de Choux aux Lardons

Cabbage tops with diced pork

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By Jeanne Strang

Published 1991

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Going for a spring walk we often find the locals searching in the hedgerows amongst the brambles for what for them is a delicacy offered by nature. Hard to find unless your eye is trained, this is a climbing plant whose young shoots when first sprouting resemble a sort of wild asparagus. The French call it le tamier but it is known locally as reponchous or respounjos. The 15 cm (6 inch) long shoots are used in rather the same way as asparagus to make into an omelette or for a