Anchovy Crostini with Watercress Mousse

Preparation info

  • Serve

    4 to 6

    unless otherwise stated.
    • Difficulty


Appears in

Two Fat Ladies Obsessions

Two Fat Ladies Obsessions

By Jennifer Paterson and Clarissa Dickson Wright

Published 1999

  • About

There are no recipes for watercress prior to Victorian industrialization, because wild watercress carries the danger of liver fluke (a small flea) unless it is picked in running water. At the time of the Industrial Revolution, specially designed watercress beds, with a stream of water running through, were set up, and quite sizeable areas given over to growing what was the newest food fad of the day.