[Sca-cooks] Period Chicken Salad

Terry Decker t.d.decker at worldnet.att.net
Mon Aug 14 20:17:12 PDT 2006

Nope.  Carthamus tinctorius is a Eurasian plant.  Its introduction into the 
Mediterranean was probably through Egypt.

The name originates in Arabic, but I'm not sure if general usage predates 
the Arab expansion.


> Isn't safflower a new world plant, related to the sunflower?
> What an interesting dish though! The combo of chicken and cucumber isn't
> one I'd ever considered....
> --AM

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