OK, here's a quick quiz. What is scorzonera?
A-A fine Italian sports car.
B-A disease affecting the liver.
C-A musical term meaning "to play in a somber manner".
D-A root vegetable.
Since this isn't a car, medical or music blog, you probably guessed that the answer is "D".
I just ran across an article about this strange looking vegetable. It is long with black skin (that stains).
salsify. But like the author of the article, that doesn't help me much because I've never eaten or cooked salsify. You can read more about scorzonera in the article from The Atlantic by clicking here.
I find it fascinating that there are so many foods out there that we've never tried--and many we've never heard of. The world of food always seems to bring something new. So, try it...you might like it!