Edibility of Bulbs

Luminita vollmer luminita.vollmer@gmail.com
Sat, 09 Feb 2019 08:04:42 PST
What I know is that we eat canna bulbs - plenty and large. They taste like
potatoes but cook much faster.
I also know that common lilies are edible, and when there is a mixture of
bulbs some people "know" what variety it is
by tasting one of the scales. In some parts of Asia bulbs are food, and
sold by weight, not count.

Luminita in FtCollins, Co at the moment but usually in Minnesota where it
has been minus double digits since mid January ; 0


On Fri, Feb 8, 2019 at 9:42 PM Judy Glattstein <jgglatt@gmail.com> wrote:

> Setting aside all the kitchen "lilies" (onions, shallots, garlic, et al
> that are culinary mainstays) there are other bulbs that we think of as
> ornamentals but which are edible. Dahlias were originally raised for
> food. Breeding for flower power may have reduced their flavor. I don't
> know anyone who has sampled them. Camassia were an important food
> resource in the Pacific Northwest, to the extent that battles were waged
> by the indigenous people over gathering rights to productive meadows. As
> an aside, Sacajawea fed camassia to Lewis and Clark on their expedition
> westward. The Dutch ate tulip bulbs during the Hunger Winter of World
> War II. In Italy, lampascioni is made with the pickled //bulbs of tassel
> hyacinth, Muscari comosum//.
>
> Judy in New Jersey where winter is returning. Quite windy, and
> temperatures have dropped below the freezing point.
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