Tiny Yet So Tasty

The next time your entree arrives with a tuft of tiny greens on top, don't push them aside. Those diminutive, seemingly unnecessary sprigs of baby basil, chervil or arugula are an integral ingredient, not a garnish. The teensy leaves are sprouting up in restaurants across the U.S. as chefs discover that big flavor is sometimes hidden in little bundles. Charlie Trotter pioneered the use of microgreens at his namesake Chicago restaurant, paving the way for the baby herbs to show up on the menus of such eateries as Alain Ducasse at the Essex House in New York City and the French...

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