Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Lotus Root

I've discovered a new food Baby E will eat and seems to tolerate well: lotus root.


It's the root of a flower, and the taste and texture are something akin to a cross between potato and water chestnut.

I think Baby E likes it because it has little holes to stick her fingers through.

It's a pretty vegetable, and interestingly different. So far I've tried adding it to a mixed stir-fry and simmering it in water.

The stir-fry was more successful. I think it needs to be mixed with other flavors and textures to really shine.

Taro root can also be eaten raw in salads, but none of us were crazy about the taste and texture of it raw.

The only place I've found it so far is at Whole Foods.

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