A salad green that has small dark green, velvety leaves with a rich, sweet flavor, similar to hazelnut. In addition to salads, this green can also be steamed and served as a vegetable. Corn salad is grown in France, Holland and the United States and is also known as Field Salad, Field Lettuce, Lamb's Lettuce, Lamb's Tongue or Mâche. It is often found growing wild in fields. Corn salad is available throughout the year in gourmet produce shops. Select bunches that are thick and have fresh, bright colored leaves. To store, wrap in plastic and place in the vegetable drawer of the refrigerator and they should remain fresh for two to three days.
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