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Mar 18, 2014 10:10 AM

ISO fresh horseradish root

My husband claims that you can only get horseradish root by 'special order' through his mother's contacts. I very much doubt his claim. Does anyone know where can I get horseradish fresh?


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  1. Maybe your husband is thinking about fresh wasabi which is less common (and might be "special order")

    I think I've seen fresh horseradish (raifort) at PA and other more "ethnic" supermarkets and at Marché Jean-Talon.

    Just ask around.

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    1. re: Maximilien

      Nope, he was definitely talking about fresh horseradish for Passover. There wasn't much wasabi to be found while wandering through the dessert. That being said, there likely wasn't much horseradish either ... unless manna tasted like horseradish ... but I digress.

      Thanks. I'll likely check out JTM unless anyone has suggestions that are closer to my place (in CDN).

      1. re: captain_vegetable

        ExoFruits ( on Côte-des-Neiges north of Queen Mary always has fresh horseradish in the run-up to the major Jewish holidays. It may not be available today but surely will be a week or two before Passover. You can always give them a call and ask.

        1. re: captain_vegetable

          I like the idea of horseradish as a dessert. I often combine it with charoseth so it is pretty dessert-like that way (ie. the Hillel sandwich).

          1. re: williej

            Typo noted. Unfortunately, it's too late to edit. That being said, wandering through the dessert sounds messy, especially if the dessert is chocolate mousse.

      2. I found it at two upscale chains. Whole Food has it seasonally, and Fresh Market. I know that may not help those who have neither near them.

        I bought it to try horseradish infused vodka after having some in house made at a restaurant in St. Petersburg.

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        1. re: collardman

          Unfortunately, none of those in Quebec. Thanks, though,

        2. Looks like Montreal is a zone 5 but threw Quebec will change and horseradish can be grown down to a zone 3 so gardeners may have some in there gardens. You could contact your local horticulture group and see if someone has a root they'd like to share.

          I grow it and its very low maintenance. Im on the west coast or else id give you a chunk to prove your hubby wrong lol

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          1. re: daislander

            Everything is pretty frozen over at this point. I doubt there are many gardeners puttering around their gardens in -13 C (the temperature this morning). That being said, thanks for your suggestion.

            1. re: daislander

              I have been growing Horseradish in Ste Martine for years so we do have the climate to grow.In October you can find HR Root at many JTM vendors I know for a fact Jacques et Diane have it yearly. No good for this year and way early for 2015.

            2. I'm sorry - if you're talking about fresh horseradish root for Passover, any Loblaws with a kosher section will start carrying it in a couple of weeks. Have also seen fresh root at Metro and IGA as well. In addition to the places already listed, you can also get it at Fruiterie Atwater.

              It sounds more like you're at the receiving end of some MIL shenanigans

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              1. re: wattacetti

                To be fair to my MIL, this is husband shenanigans not MIL shenanigans. That being said, yes, it appears as though he thinks his Mom is a Passover wizard who can conjure root vegetables.

              2. I bought some about three weeks ago at the Angus Loblaws.