Stalk talk: rhubarb recipes

By Lauraine Jacobs In Recipes

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7th February, 2013
Few fruits are in season year-round. There’s the reliable banana, of course, but it’s not grown commercially here, so it travels many kilometres before reaching our tables. Rhubarb, on the other hand, can be easily grown throughout the country all year round. Rhubarb first gained attention as a medicinal plant (Rheum palmatum) as far back as 2700BC, according to food writer Nigel Slater, in his book Tender: Volume II: A Cook’s Guide to the Fruit Garden. In Victorian times, British apothecaries decided to grow their own, rather than pay the escalating prices demanded ...

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