Our winter CSA started last week. One of the items that I just don't have a clue what to do with is Sunchokes! What are sunchokes you say- well if you ask me they look like rubbery dead man finger coral you see at the bottom of the ocean- but they are actually a veggie.
According to Wisegeek.com :
A sunchoke is an underground vegetable like a cross between a rutabaga, potato, sunflower seed, and water chestnut. Also called a Jerusalem artichoke, it is not like an artichoke bloom, nor does it grow in Jerusalem. It's one of the few native tubers of North America. A sunchoke, related to the sunflower, makes a delicious addition to salad, salsa, marinade, and soup.
Hmmm, I am not buying it. It is just down right UGLY! and honestly- do I really want to eat something that tastes like a "rutabaga, potato, sunflower seed, and water chestnut"??? and who sits around tasting stuff like this to come up with this unique combo-which in real life probably just tastes like dirt............. combined with the bottom of my shoe.
Mid-Winter Cool Down
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