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Watercress auf deutsche

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A very quick/short post to say that “I found watercress in Berlin!”

I love watercress. In the UK you can buy it in every supermarket and at most markets. It makes a peppery addition to a salad (that rucola/rocket just can’t replace) and a wonderful soup.

The stockists are the bio-ladies at the end of the Türkenmarkt on the Ufer side, near to the coffee stand / caribbean food/ ufaFabrik backerei – you can’t miss them; they have their prices strung up on a washing line. They only have small amounts though, so no soup…

For those of you looking for it elsewhere, it’s called Brunnenkresse (or Wasserkresse, although I’ve looked for this and not found it). It’s rare here because it neds to be grown in fairly fast running water, Berlin has a lot of water, but not much of it moves very quickly.

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Written by hudsons

July 6, 2009 at 1:43 pm

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