Want to know what to do with burdock? Or salsify? Or true yam, or black radish, or any of the other seasonal oddities you may have spotted at the market? Elizabeth Schneider has done a thorough (and enchanting!) job of providing readers with plenty of examples of and recipes for less-common plant foods. Each section also includes tips on selecting, storing, and combining the uncommon fruit or vegetable being showcased. Cookbooks like this are fantastic for curious cooks who like to pick up random strange items in the produce section. Having this compendium handy will let you pick up rutabagas and rambutans whenever you spot them, because you’ll be confident that you’ll know what to do with them as soon as you get home and see what Elizabeth has to say.
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