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#1 Wilfrid

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Posted 03 May 2011 - 11:55 AM

Are these crosnes? Bigger than I've seen before with bright orange flesh like a sweet potato.

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#2 Wilfrid

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Posted 03 May 2011 - 11:56 AM

I bet they're not. Am I being stupid?

#3 Anthony Bonner

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Posted 03 May 2011 - 12:34 PM

I bet they're not. Am I being stupid?

they are not. They are sunchokes/jersualem artichokes/topinambour. Similar uses, total different plants.
Why not mayo?

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Posted 03 May 2011 - 12:35 PM

They look like Jerusalem artichokes.

eta: sorry cross-posted

#5 Anthony Bonner

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Posted 03 May 2011 - 12:39 PM

crosnes:

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Why not mayo?

#6 Orik

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Posted 03 May 2011 - 12:56 PM

They look like turmeric.
I never said that

#7 Suzanne F

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Posted 03 May 2011 - 01:46 PM

Are these crosnes? Bigger than I've seen before with bright orange flesh like a sweet potato.

(emphasis added to note clue that people missed)

They look like turmeric.

Ding! We have a winner.

At least, that's what the turmeric root I've bought looked like.

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#8 Anthony Bonner

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Posted 03 May 2011 - 01:48 PM

wilf where did you buy them?

ETA: When he cut them open wouldn't it be quite clear its tumeric?
Why not mayo?

#9 squibble

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Posted 03 May 2011 - 01:57 PM

Oh, that is interesting. I bet the color is gorgeous when they're cut open.

#10 g.johnson

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Posted 03 May 2011 - 03:44 PM

You shouldn't have let on. I would love to have known the reaction if Wilfrid had cooked and eaten them as if they were crosnes.
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#11 Orik

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Posted 03 May 2011 - 04:33 PM

You shouldn't have let on. I would love to have known the reaction if Wilfrid had cooked and eaten them as if they were crosnes.


I thought about that too, but I wouldn't want to be responsible for his velvet jacket getting stained while he's peeling them.
I never said that

#12 Wilfrid

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Posted 03 May 2011 - 04:38 PM

Very orange/yellow flesh. I did wonder if they were sunchokes. And ha, ha, I did chop one up and sautee it and try to eat it. That's when I realized I needed help.

Turmeric is what they are:

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And at least I am not going mad, as I am sure I've never used fresh turmeric before. Grate it, like horsradish? Good for arthritis, anyway.

#13 yvonne johnson

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Posted 03 May 2011 - 04:44 PM

And the prevention of cancer, I think.
It was not a new dish, as I recognised my tooth marks. Wilfrid

#14 Orik

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Posted 03 May 2011 - 04:47 PM

Use whole in stews/curries, no need to grate, just take it out before serving as biting into them is unpleasant.

They also bring world peace.
I never said that

#15 Wilfrid

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Posted 03 May 2011 - 04:53 PM

I can confirm that biting into them is unpleasant. Same reaction, for me, as Szichuan peppers - numbness in mouth.

BTW, world peace would be nice, but right now I wish someone would bring lunch.