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Elizabethan Artichoke Pie

Didn't happen, because our order ended up as a tin of globe artichoke hearts rather than 350g of Jerusalem artichokes.

Soon I must go hunt out Jerusalem artichokes to go with the grapes, eggs and dates that make up this damn pie. I begin to fear it in the doing and in the eating. As for downtown Lewisham in the rain... almost tempts one to make a chili and have done.

Edited to add: Across the wilds of Woolwich, Lewisham and Blackheath there's nary a Jerusalem artichoke to be found. They exist not, nor are they known. The nearest in appearance are coco yams, and I fear they won't do at all.

I like Jerusalem artichokes. Am I alone in this cold wilderness of better loved tubers?

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semyaza
Sep. 25th, 2015 08:44 pm (UTC)
You should grow them next year. Dead easy and prolific.
smokingboot
Sep. 26th, 2015 07:58 am (UTC)
They are certainly first on my allotment list. Spoke about them to some mates last nights and it seems I really am the only person who likes them. One friend said they give her painful really gripey wind, but then she did eat a whole bag full without peeling them.
semyaza
Sep. 26th, 2015 08:40 am (UTC)
They do have a certain reputation. I love the flavour but I never see them here, possibly because they're invasive and not popular with farmers.
smokingboot
Sep. 28th, 2015 11:54 pm (UTC)
They are definitely number 2 on our 'things to grow if we ever have an allotment' list. Number 1 is blackcurrants, cos my man is obsessed with them.
Number 3 may well be gooseberries, cos it's hard to find them anywhere...
semyaza
Sep. 29th, 2015 12:03 am (UTC)
No gooseberries? 0_0 Have they gone out of fashion? Nothing can beat gooseberry crumble.

Jerusalem artichokes can be grown in tubs and might be best grown that way so that they don't take over.
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