Dec. 30, 2020

chervil, Anthriscus cerefolium

Chervil is one of the four herbs that make up fines herbes, the essential seasoning for French cuisine. That OSS agent, Julia Child, could not have operated without it. And as far as I can recall, I've never tasted it. The flavor is said to be subtle, a little like anise. Sounds good! This garden plant has now been found wild in CT, IL, MT, NJ, NY, OR, PA, SC, VA, WA, BC, ON, QC, and on GL. Beal Gardens, MSU, 5/23/16. Celery family, Apiaceae.