Tuesday, October 18, 2011

What Is That? Topinambour

  At the grocery store I often find myself asking, "What is that?" Like this: Topinambour
It looks like ginger but it's not. According to Wikipedia, it's the root of a daisy plant that can be eaten like potatos.
Has anyboy tried these? I'm curious to know how to eat them.

6 comments:

EmmaC said...

You must try them raw dipped into bagna caoda!!!

No Carnations said...

Oh, yes! Here in the states they are called Jerusalem artichokes or sun-chokes. They are the root of a type of sunflower and taste very much like sunflower seeds would if you boiled them :) Great roasted, smashed with butter, raw like jicama, or in a gratin!

comesepiovesse said...

Yummy! For me, the best way to eat topinambour is making flan (you must try with "fonduta" cheese).
Have a nice day!

Italian Postcards said...

Oooohhh, thanks ladies for all of the tips and info on the Jerusalem artichokes! I now feel brave enough to give them a try using ya'lls ideas.

m said...

he best is soup with topinambour and potatoes: you boil them (but without the skin) and them you put potatoes and topinambour in the minipimer, put them again on the gas, add a little bit of milk and serve.

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