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Acquired Taste: Plant Familes and The Flavors They Share

Texas

Why do some plants taste like others? Cherry tree stems taste like almonds, so do the stones of cherries and the buds of young rowan trees. Sunflowers taste similar to artichokes in a way, along with sunflowers, dandelions and wild plants like galinsoga/quickweed. Chef Alan Bergo discusses the reasons behind the phenomena in depth and why it was one of the most important discoveries he uncovered while writing his first book: The Forager Chef’s Book of Flora.

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