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Letter: Tasty treats

Tasty treats

Dear Editor:

I enjoy front-page beautiful pictures of our spectacular natural surroundings. I thank you for running them. I would venture to say, however, that the seed head dominating Monday’s front page is that of a salsify plant.

It’s hard to tell without having a look at the leaves; salsify’s are slender and blade-like, unlike the dandelion’s. I’ve seen salsify heads in the past week studding open spaces. Its edible root is also called “oyster plant.” Its delightfully mild flavor resembles oysters and is grown domestically on a limited basis.

If you should see it in a produce section of a store, grab it when you have the chance and boil it up for something delicious.

Kay Bucksbaum

Aspen and Chicago


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