How to Find, Identify and Cook Fiddleheads
Take a look around your local farmers market or health food store in early spring and you might find some strange looking, green quarter-sized, coiled vegetables known as fiddleheads. They’re named for their resemblance to the ornamental ends of fiddles and other stringed instruments. But don’t blink. Because before you can say “fiddleheads” they’re gone! What are Fiddleheads? Fiddleheads are ferns before they become ferns. They are the furled up stage of a fern when they just start to shoot…
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Ostrich-Fern (Onoclea struthiopteris). Plate taken from ‘Beautiful Ferns’ (1886). Text by Daniel Cady Eaton, illustrations by C. E. Paxon & J.H. Emerton. Published by Estes and Lauriat. archive.org
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Sic Transit Aquilegia
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Fiddleheads, Natural Delicacy With a Gourmet Twist
How to use fiddleheads with a gourmet twist: gourmet recipes for the edible shoots of the ostrich fern, a seasonal delicacy in Canada and North America.
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