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Tanaceto, Tanacetum vulgare

Family of compositae

It grows abundantly in August in meadows with big tufts of yellow heads. It belongs to the same botanical family of camomile and chrysanthemum and it has an intense and strong flavour.

Some of its leaves can be used to aromatize omelettes. Once when the refrigerators did not exist, its flavour served to cover the smell of a meat not too fresh.

Picture and text of Tebaldo Lorini
Translated by Gianna Toni

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