It looks like something from outer space. It tastes like artichokes sauteéd with garlic. It's called garlic scape, and it's pretty good. I cooked it as I might artichokes: stewed in a bit of water for about 10 minutes and then quickly sauteéd in butter with some salt and pepper. Funny thing was, it was in one of those plastic bins in the produce section at Whole Foods, complete with metal tongs for hygienically grabbing what you want. Now, these scape things are curly and pretty sturdy. They're like a bucket full of green springs. And when you try to grab them with tongs and shove them in the wimpy plastic produce bags they give you at most markets (when you can find a dispenser thing that actually has some bags still left on it), well, lets just say it's a helluva lot easier to grab them with your hands.
Posted on Jul 13, 2003 @ 08:21 PM
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