This vegetable is not an artichoke and despite its name, has nothing to do with Jerusalem. This member of the sunflower family is also known as a “sunchoke” and has a flesh that is nutty, sweet, and crunchy.

It is a lumpy, multi-pronged, brown tuber that looks like gingerroot. The crunchy white flesh has a nutty, sweet flavor. The skin is very thin and nutritious and may be washed well before using. Can be eaten raw or cooked.

plural: Jerusalem artichokes

Season: available year-round

How to prepare: bake, boil, fry, puree, steam or raw

Matches well with: bechamel sauce, butter, cream, garlic, ginger, hazelnut, hllandaise sauce, lemon, Parmesan cheese, parley, scallions

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