This feathery, slightly anise-flavored herb is excellent in salads, added last-minute to sauces, (especially emulsified sauces like hollandaise) or as a flavorful garnish to delicate dishes of vegetables, fish, etc. A staple of French cooking, it is part of the fines herbs mixture along with tarragon, parsley and chives. Direct seed in spring when danger of heavy frost has past, but the weather is still cool, then thin to about 4-5 inches apart when the seedling emerge in 7-21 days. Chervil benefits from rich, fairly moist soil. Because it is so delicate, it is very hard to find in stores. Growing your own is the best way to have a steady supply!
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