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Jun 29, 2012 12:45 PM
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Canned Salsify

Not that all I eat is canned food but another great treat from my Montreal days was Salsify. I have grown it but frankly the fresh veg is less fun to cook with than the canned..it is a butter magnet!

For a number of years, Pusateri's stocked it but no more. I think the brand they used was called Toussaint and I googled another brand from Belgioum called Rolland's, but saw no distributor.

Has anyone come across these recently in the Toronto area?

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  1. i have a bit of good news. after a bit of checking i found that the Cheese Boutique carries roland brand of salsify in a jar. you can check them out here.

    http://www.cheeseboutique.com/

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    1. re: youdonut

      Many thanks. Will check it out when I am in the West End.

    2. You can buy Roland brand Canned Salsify right from Amazon. I just bought a case of 6 cans.

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      1. re: amymelissa59

        since the ones you bought are on amazon.com they wont ship to canada and amazon.ca does not carry them.

      2. Interesting that this thread got bumped up. I tried it for the first time this past weekend while in Montreal. I don't know if it was prepared from fresh or from canned but I would definitely use it in cooking in the future.

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        1. re: ylsf

          I first had Salsify for the first time in Vegas. A lot of high end restaurants serve it as a side dish. I live close to NYC, so go in often. I've had salsify many, many times. I knew Roland made a canned salsify, but couldn't get them to return my calls or e-mails. I've been trying to buy it fresh for years. I even had a farmer try to grow it for me, and I tried growing it one year, and they were all failures. Melissa's online market sells it, but you have to buy a lot. It's yummy just creamed, but it's really good if you make a cream sauce and put cheese in it, and put it in a gratin dish and bake it. YUM!!! Just pan cooked with lots of butter it's delish.