Chervilini is our name for kohlrabi. It is a fun way of saying that this is a mini version of kohlrabi.
Chervil is most commonly used in French cooking, and like tarragon, chives, and parsley, it is indispensable to the cuisine. It is the star of béarnaise sauce, a variation of the hollandaise, most traditionally used on steak. On top of adorning steak, chervil also wonderfully enhances other mild-flavored foods like white fish, chicken, eggs, and more.
Folklore has it that chervil makes one merry, sharpens the wit, bestows youth upon the aged and symbolizes sincerity. Its flavor and fragrance resemble the myrrh brought by the wise men to the baby Jesus. Because of this and because chervil symbolized new life, it is linked to the Easter celebration in parts of Europe where it is traditional to serve chervil soup on Holy Thursday.
Cervil is a herb that is rich in polyphenolic flavonoid antioxidants, including apigenin. Research studies suggest that apigenin works as neuroprotector and may prevent Alzheimer's disease patients through limiting neuronal damage in their brain. It has also found to have cancer-protective functions as well.
Chervilini has a tender flavor, part anise, part parsley. Its taste and fragrance fill the senses the way warmth does, slowly but subtly.
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