Posted 03 May 2011 - 12:34 PM
they are not. They are sunchokes/jersualem artichokes/topinambour. Similar uses, total different plants.
I bet they're not. Am I being stupid?
Posted 03 May 2011 - 12:35 PM
eta: sorry cross-posted
Posted 03 May 2011 - 01:46 PM
(emphasis added to note clue that people missed)
Are these crosnes? Bigger than I've seen before with bright orange flesh like a sweet potato.
Ding! We have a winner.
They look like turmeric.
At least, that's what the turmeric root I've bought looked like.
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Posted 03 May 2011 - 01:48 PM
ETA: When he cut them open wouldn't it be quite clear its tumeric?
Posted 03 May 2011 - 01:57 PM
Posted 03 May 2011 - 03:44 PM
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.
Posted 03 May 2011 - 04:38 PM
Turmeric is what they are:
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.
Posted 03 May 2011 - 04:44 PM
Posted 03 May 2011 - 04:47 PM
They also bring world peace.