Appears in
On Food and Cooking

By Harold McGee

Published 2004

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Mâche, also known as lamb’s lettuce or corn salad (Valerianella locusta and V. eriocarpa), has small, tender, slightly mucilaginous leaves and a distinctive, complex, fruity-flowery aroma (from various esters, linalool, mushroomy octenol, and lemony citronellol), which make it a popular addition or alternative to a lettuce salad in Europe.