Thursday, June 5, 2008
Rhubarb? What The Heck Is Rhubarb?
Rhubarb is a stalky vegetable like celery, only less stringy and with bigger leaves. Rhubarb stalks are tender but crunchy and have a pungent, tart taste, like a good lemon or a puckery Granny Smith apple. Rhubarb is great baked into a pie (with or without strawberries) or stovetop cooked into a sauce that can be served over ice cream or a chunkier stewed form that's good on shortcake. Don't eat the leaves or roots, though, they're poisonous.