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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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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.

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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:




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.

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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.

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