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Chervil

There's been exciting news in the last day: Tricia Sullivan will be Guest of Honour at Eastercon 2012! The next Vector, in honor of Diana Wynne Jones, is out! And oddness: BBC News occasionally defaulting to July 23rd, causing me to briefly panic that Norway was being shot at *again*. (It wasn't just me. It happened to sioneva too. And therefore, presumably lots of other people.)

But rather than discussing these at greater length, I was reading Restaurant magazine this morning and now feel compelled to give you a poll about chervil.

Ben Mckellar, Founder, Gingerman Restaurant Group, "Chervil is another one - I don't think anyone puts chervil on a dish anymore."

I put chervil on dishes.
2(3.7%)
I put chervil *in* dishes, not on them.
9(16.7%)
Chervil is so passé.
2(3.7%)
I have never used chervil.
25(46.3%)
Chervil?
16(29.6%)

Comments

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cartesiandaemon
Nov. 4th, 2011 12:13 pm (UTC)
I still think of Chervil as a rabbit from Watership Down... :)
owlfish
Nov. 4th, 2011 12:16 pm (UTC)
I thought - for once, surely I have covered all the options in this poll. But no. I failed to provide you with a rabbit option.
cartesiandaemon
Nov. 4th, 2011 04:49 pm (UTC)
It's mostly covered by the last option :) There's always something missing. ewx always includes a "That's not funny, that happened to me grandma :( option" anywhere it would be sufficiently ridiculous, although now I want to use "wasn't that a rabbit in WD" as the default "other" option :)
owlfish
Nov. 4th, 2011 04:55 pm (UTC)
I considered posting a separate poll - Chervil: Herb or Rabbit?

But 1) it reminded me too much of "Cheese or Font?" and 2) I'm sure Chervil means something else yet again to someone else, and I would be excluding them.
moon_custafer
Nov. 5th, 2011 12:02 pm (UTC)
I would've gone with the rabbit option.
chickenfeet2003
Nov. 4th, 2011 12:27 pm (UTC)
I haven't actually used chervil since I last had a garden (more than ten years now). I don't think I've ever seen it for sale.
gummitch
Nov. 4th, 2011 12:52 pm (UTC)
You can anything 'on' a dish if it's a garnish, but if you're cooking with it, then it's 'in'.
owlfish
Nov. 4th, 2011 01:06 pm (UTC)
That was, in fact, part of the speaker's point. In the roundtable discussion, they were on the subject of garnishes. But it made me wonder more widely.
tammabanana
Nov. 4th, 2011 12:54 pm (UTC)
I've never used it, but I've seen it in recipes and in my grocery store.
lil_shepherd
Nov. 4th, 2011 01:10 pm (UTC)
It's one of those aniseedy herbs for which there are a lot of substitutes.
nmg
Nov. 4th, 2011 03:45 pm (UTC)
Oddly enough, last week I cooked with chervil for the first time in years (a rather good spanakopita, if you want to know).

I can't see why you wouldn't use chervil; it doesn't taste like parsley, and it doesn't taste like fennel, but somewhere in between.
tsutanai
Nov. 4th, 2011 07:06 pm (UTC)
Where's the "I thought chervil couldn't survive long outside of it's native goat cheese habitat" option?
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