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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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  1. 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

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

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

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

      1. I had them at Beast last weekend for brunch.

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        1. re: ms. cornbread

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

          1. Marben had them on their menu a few weeks back.


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