Preparing Spinach

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The Cook's Companion: A step-by-step guide to cooking skills including original recipes

By Josceline Dimbleby

Published 1991

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Depending on the time of year, spinach is sold in differing sizes of leaves and stalks. Only large thick and dark green leaves need to be trimmed of their stalks; younger stalks can be left on. Only buy leaves that are not damaged or yellow and without extra-hard stalks or any flowering shoots. Most fresh spinach contains some dirt, so a good washing in several changes of water really is necess