Joined: 29 Sep 2004 Posts: 2498 Location: Los Angeles, California, USA
Posted: Wed May 04, 2005 8:15 pm Post subject: Bamboo Shoots
This came along just as I am, coincidentally, trying to wipe out a stand of creeping bamboo that seemed to come out of nowhere a couple years ago and is now threatening to take over a whole part of my landscape! http://joi.ito.com/archives/2005/05/02/takenoko.html
Anyway, since I've dug up the yards and yards of runners, these shoots (looking exactly like the photos on the site) have started popping up. I instictively tried one of them when I first popped it off at ground level. It wasn't bad.
I guess it's my karmic reward for a future of back-breaking work.
Has anyone ever heard, speaking of unexpected bounty from the landscape, of harvesting garden snails? I am told that if you collect them and feed them on cornmeal for something approaching a week, they're ready to be steamed or sauteed.
Personally, the shells look identical to snails I've ordered in restaurants, but I'd like a little more information before I get that brave. Perhaps, I'll have my own episode of "Steve, DON'T Eat That!"!
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