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Jun 21, 2010 10:16 AM

Obscure Vegetables Quiz

I only got 4 out of 9 of these correct:

I was a little surprised to discover that Swiss Chard is obscure. And ramps are, of late, the least obscure vegetable I can think of. I mean, sure you can't often buy them, but they were still, somehow, everywhere this spring.

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  1. I got one wrong.

    I can't say that most of them were obscure, really. Not to me, at least.

    1. "obscurity" is somewhat relative, and i think they missed the mark with the range in this quiz. i'm most likely the only one among my family members and friends who knows what lizard tail is, but even my junk-food loving sister who can barely boil water has heard of Swiss chard...though that may be because she's heard *me* talk about it ;)

      i got 9 out of 9, but i'm sort of a freak about stuff like this.

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      1. re: goodhealthgourmet

        The lizard tail stumped me. Now I'll be on the lookout for some!

        1. re: C. Hamster

          Lizard tail and rutabaga got me. I agree about obscurity but it was a fun quiz any way!

      2. 5 out of 9 for me. I guess I better do my homework!

        1. I'll take 6 out of 9 I guess, better than the average! I can't envision a plant that tastes like fish, though.

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          1. re: jackbauer

            I thought that was weird too. That was a fun, thanks for posting Jacquilynne.

            1. re: jackbauer

              I got that one wrong as well... But in retrospect, we have trees that *smell* like fish (hello bradford pears!) so why not an herb that tastes like fish?

            2. Fun! 8/9 for me, just learned about Lizard tail today :)