At 08:57 AM 7/21/2004 -0700, Diane Whitehead wrote: >The grocery stores in Chinatown here sell lily bulbs as food, and >some of our Lily Society members have grown them instead of eating >them. They had orange recurved flowers. And they were probably tiger lilies, right? Last year a Chinese medical student studying here in the D.C. area somehow got my name and called me with questions about lilies grown as food. I invited him over, and showed him the tiger lilies. He did not speak much English (but he spoke a lot more English than I speak Chinese!) and I was not always able to follow him. He wanted to know where he could buy them for culinary purposes. When I explained that we don't typically eat them, a sort of light seemed to go on - I think he got the idea that here was something missing from the American scene, a gap he could fill. I wouldn't be surprised to hear that he is now growing and selling tiger lilies locally somewhere. Jim McKenney email@example.com Montgomery County, Maryland, USA, USDA zone 7, where I'm trying to work up the courage to stir-fry some tiger lily bulbs; does anyone have a receipe?