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maria2000 Jun 4, 2011 12:10 PM


Can anyone recommend a restaurant in downtown Toronto that serves fiddle heads? I have never tried them and since they can be poisonous if not cooked properly, I think I'll leave the cooking to the chef.

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    bytepusher Jun 4, 2011 12:46 PM

    I think you are too late, they have a very short season and it seems to already be over

    Any fiddleheads you are going find in a store or farmer's market will be one of the edible varieties

    There's no rocket science to cooking the fiddleheads, heat destroys the toxin so they have to be boiled or steamed until tender but that's it. Nothing a home cook can't handle.

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    1. re: bytepusher
      table4onthefly Jun 4, 2011 06:13 PM

      John Horne at Canoe is running them for another week I believe on the Spring Tasting Menu.

    2. jlunar Jun 4, 2011 09:35 PM

      If you're lucky, Nota Bene will still have them as a side.

      Nota Bene
      180 Queen Street West, Toronto, ON M5V 2A1, CA

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        ms. cornbread Jun 5, 2011 06:20 AM

        I had them at Beast last weekend for brunch.

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        1. re: ms. cornbread
          maria2000 Jun 5, 2011 01:28 PM

          Thank you everyone for the suggestions, will try either beast or nota bene.

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          ta0126 Jun 6, 2011 12:50 PM

          some more ideas:

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            wontonfm Jun 6, 2011 05:08 PM

            Marben had them on their menu a few weeks back.


            488 Wellington Street West, Toronto, ON M5V 1E5, CA

            1. ekim256 Jun 6, 2011 06:12 PM

              great question! YUM! I used to pick them when I was little and we'd kimchi them. Fantastic addition to bibimbap. Good luck on your search - would love to hear if you found them

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                mayaishi Jun 6, 2011 07:18 PM

                I bought some at the No Frills last week, tossed them in a fry pan with honey, dash of soy sauce and lime. Yum.

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