Sunchokes Conclusion

“That’s interesting.”

That is one of the most dreaded phrases for anyone who has ever made something and is unsure of how it will be received. They want a definitive response but what they get is uncertainty and confusion.

Sunchokes taste interesting. I think everyone should try them at least once to see what they think.

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Since I have had time to think on sunchokes I find myself wanting another bite. They didn’t quite have the nutty flavor I wanted to really pick out and savor but the texture itself makes me want to come back for more.

I think these are a fancy starch replacement in a meal, and I think to get the full effect you either need to leave them whole or break them apart into big chunks.

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It might be the name itself but it puts me in the frame of mind that these are a summer root vegetable. They just don’t seem as hearty and bulky as a turnip or parsnip though, like you would want to mix these in with a salad for some reason because everyone wants to eat a bit lighter in the warmer months. I guess their stomachs can’t take the heat, but I guess I can power through that notion and be fine.

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Can I just tell you all that this blog has been an absolute joy? I get so excited to check out the produce sections at stores and just see the possibilities of something new. I can’t think of the last time I’ve gone to a restaurant and seen any of the things we’ve tried so far on the menu. I might also just be going to some fairly boring restaurants but that’s no excuse! We need more variety and more change in our lives! We can’t go through our lives eating the same standby fruits and veggies, get out there and try something new! I dare ya!

 

Author: Olivia O.

East Tennessee native with an interest in food and trying new things.

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