Jerusalem Artichokes

I dug up just one plant of Jerusalem Artichoke 'Fuseau' yesterday. I had a wonderful morning at the allotment, the sun was shining and it was cool. Jerusalem artichokes are named thus because they are part of the sunflower family (just have a look at them in Summer) and the Italian for sunflower is girasole , meaning (gira) turn, (sole) sun - turn towards the sun.

They have a fantastic mild, nutty, chestnutty flavour but unfortunately they are renowned for giving you wind. I have to make sure I have at least a couple of days off work when I eat Jerusalem artichokes! Posted by Picasa