EATING IN THE PAST

Lavatera arborea or Dendromolocha (Gr.), the Tree Mallow, is a species of mallow native to the coasts of western Europe and the Mediterranean region.

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Its fruits are called ‘bread’ and until the late 1970ies children living in villages used to eat them.

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When pickled, form a good substitute for capers.

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2 thoughts on “EATING IN THE PAST

  1. In Cyprus, molocha ‘fruit’ is called cheese, an thymamai kala.
    I am not sure if you also pickle it.

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