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Crosnes in the Bay Area? (aka Japanese artichokes, Chinese artichokes, knotroot and Chorogi)

rworange Jan 16, 2007 03:21 PM

In a General Topic thread someone mentioned that a new-to-them food they tried was crosnes.

Who sells it in the Bay Area? Is it seasonal? Any restaurants serve it?

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  1. Robert Lauriston RE: rworange Jan 16, 2007 03:22 PM

    I asked the same question a few months ago:


    1. rworange RE: rworange Jan 16, 2007 03:26 PM

      I'm assuming you never found them. Maybe someone has knows under one of the other names. In that General Board thread it said they were grown in California and the California version was superior to the French product. I gotta assume they are sold somewhere though maybe not in under that name.

      Also, if there is a market that sells them it would be a help to know about where they are located ... like next to the ginger or near the radishes.

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        wally RE: rworange Jan 16, 2007 03:31 PM

        I've been looking in all the standard places and farmer's markets. I know what they look like. Nothing.

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          wally RE: wally Dec 24, 2008 11:55 AM

          Monterey Market. In the mushroom area.

        2. Robert Lauriston RE: rworange Jan 16, 2007 03:31 PM

          Peter Jacobsen in Yountville apparently grows some for the French Laundry.


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            JudiAU RE: rworange Jan 16, 2007 06:47 PM

            We can get them at the Southern California markets. Grown by two organic farmers. Tasty.

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