When ordering a dish “A la Crecy,” with what is it garnished?
– Spinach leaves
The term “A la Crecy” is a French term that refers to dishes that use carrots as an ingredient or as a garnish. The name comes from Crecy-en-Ponthieu, a town in northern France. This area produces some of the country’s finest carrots. It is a common tradition in France to name dishes for the places where they originate. In the case of Crecy, it is also known for a crucial battle in the Hundred Years’ War in the mid-1300s. Source: FoodNetwork.com; CSMonitor.com
The carrot is a root vegetable, usually orange in colour, though purple, black, red, white, and yellow cultivars exist. Carrots are a domesticated form of the wild carrot, Daucus carota, native to Europe and southwestern Asia.