Monday October 26, 2020

The Chef

Hymn to Jerusalem artichokes

23rd October, 2010

It’s that time of year when the Jerusalem artichokes start to come into their own.

These knobbly tubers are planted early in the year, usually in February, and they grow like mad, throwing up great big stems that can reach eight feet in height.

The leaves and the stems look like sunflowers, and this is no coincidence because they are close relations.

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