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Where can I find sunchokes????

minnie Jan 21, 2008 09:50 PM

Does anyone know where I can find sunchokes (aka jerusalem artichokes) in the LA area?

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    NYCnowLA RE: minnie Jan 21, 2008 10:19 PM

    i saw them sunday at Gelsons in MDR.

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      LoveCulverCity RE: minnie Jan 21, 2008 10:31 PM

      I saw them at Trader Joe's last week.

      1. goodhealthgourmet RE: minnie Jan 21, 2008 11:29 PM

        TJ's, whole foods, co-op in santa monica

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          ebethsdad RE: minnie Jan 22, 2008 02:49 AM

          The Farm Boy, at least the Sherman Oaks branch, carries them.

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            RaeRenee RE: minnie Jan 23, 2008 04:31 PM

            Saw em at TJ's and Pavillions in Burbank.

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              kermit RE: minnie Jan 25, 2008 12:59 AM

              as other chowhounds mentioned, you can get 'em at trader joe's. i actually picked some up there last week, and now am unsure what to do with them minus just slicing 'em and putting them in sandwiches, using them to as veggie crudites, etc. could you share your ideas on how to use? much thanks.

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                The Chowhound Team RE: kermit Jan 25, 2008 07:39 AM

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                DMojoD RE: minnie Jan 27, 2008 02:07 PM

                Sunchokes are pretty much out of season. You might be able to still find a few at the Santa Monica Farmers' Markets. Check at Weiser Family Farms and Coleman Farms.

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                  film_score RE: minnie Jan 27, 2008 03:29 PM

                  Elat Market generally has them (one block east of Robertson on Pico)

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                    fkingford RE: minnie Jan 27, 2008 08:03 PM

                    Most Iranian stores. Elat included, carry something they mistakenly call dried shallots which are in fact dried sun-chokes. You need to hydrate them - I do it by dropping a few in some yogurt - but boy, oh, boy, they're delish. Ask for dried shallots and ye shall find.

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