Definition of fiddlehead
: one of the young coiled fronds of some ferns (such as the ostrich fern) that are often cooked and eaten as a vegetable Before the tightly coiled frond of the young fern uncurls, it is called a fiddlehead because of its resemblance to the scrolled head of a violin. — Maria Kourebanas —called also fiddlehead fern
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The chef, Jason Aldous, forages and then finesses hyper-fresh ingredients — fiddlehead ferns, ramps, organic duck eggs, local oysters — into dishes that highlight the crisp brine of the waters and earthiness of the terroir.
As an indoor tree, olives are less in-your-face than decor’s current darling, the fiddlehead fern.
In late April, Tim Marks’s 40 acres of Maine forest land faces an infestation: fiddlehead foragers.
A cousin to fiddleheads, the fernbrake arrives at the kitchen dried in packets and must be soaked overnight.
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