The Chef

Rhubarb’s rice pud revelation

12th March, 2011

We are still using forced rhubarb at the moment, that amazingly coloured stuff. It’s a really bright shade of pink, and is sweeter than the main crop stuff, with its huge green leaves and crimson stalks.

Forced rhubarb is grown in the dark, sometimes in caves.

Traditionally it has been picked by candlelight so as not to interfere with the growing process. Apparently it can be quite eerie in a rhubarb ‘cave’ -...

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