What makes a euphemism? Is it just anything that sounds a bit wrong? Or do you need malicious intent too? Hmmm.
Well, I’ve been enjoying cooking my lettuce recently. Sometimes quite hard. Sometimes a bit wet. Often when others aren’t around.
I really don’t intend to dissimulate anything by saying that. Put simply, and literally, cooked lettuce is great.
Classically, of course, shreds of lettuce are superb braised à la Française with peas, spring onions and mint. I like chucking some broad beans or asparagus in to Franglicise the dish a bit.
I’ve recently watched long quarters of Romaine be wilted and scorched, to great effect, in a frothing vat of brown butter, then served with rich … Continue Reading