• Rachel Roddy's recipe for rocket, leek and potato soup | A Kitchen in Rome

    7 days ago - By The Guardian

    The classic soup is given a mustardy kick with the addition of some tangy green leaves Rocket. What a wonderful name for a leaf. Wild rocket is even better, suggesting an untamed missile of heat and flavour. It was a bit disappointing, then, to find out the name has nothing to do with space travel or fireworks, but comes from the French roquette , diminutive of the Latin eruca , which - according to my dictionary - was originally an early variety of cabbage. Like cabbage (and broccoli, sprouts, kale, radish, turnips, mizuna, horseradish and watercress), rocket is part of the brassica...
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