“Food Tip” del giorno – Sunchokes!
First of all… what the heck is a sunchoke? This gnarly-looking root is native to North American and resembles ginger root in shape and texture. It has the taste of sweet, nutty water chestnuts and is related to the sunflower plant. If you can get past its awkward exterior, you can use the sunchoke as a versatile ingredient for many dishes.
Sunchokes can be cooked the same way as potatoes – boil, roast, saute, or bake. You can also opt to leave the skin on for maximum nutrition or peel them. Unlike potatoes, however, sunchokes can be eaten raw as well.