Foraging for Wild Foods

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The two old girls knew about walking. Best of all they liked taking a shortcut by a fallow, wooded rise, where according to the season, they gathered a very good harvest, whether it was wild asparagus and the shoots of wild hops – lous pares et lous aoberus – or petit gris snails or small snails called cagarolettes, or blackberries or rose-hips, les gratte-culs, for jelly – we had no raspberries or wild strawberries where we lived of course – or simply mixed, wild salad-leaves including rouquette.