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Rare & Unusual

What is the Carciofo Violetto?

English: Baby Purple Artichoke, Fiesole Artichoke Italian: Carciofo violetto Artichokes belong to a species of thistle and the edition part of the plant is the flower bud. Native to the Mediterranean, artichokes were eaten by the ancient Greeks and Roman….

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Rare & Unusual

What is Bath Asparagus?

Once widely available from the Caucasus to the Mediterranean, the Bath Asparagus is not an asparagus ( Asparagus officinalis) but part of the lily family.

Now a rare plant in the wild, it is only found in the UK in some places such as the south of Bath. Hence the English name “Bath Asparagus”. It is believed that the plant was introduced to Bath by the Romans two thousand years ago.

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Why True Cinnamon is Actually Fake News

I have recently discovered what the internet has claimed to be the “true cinnamon”. The hype worried me a bit, especially when the claims about the benefits of “true cinnamon” are often exaggerated and mixed with a considerable amount of…

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Japanese, Rare & Unusual

What is Mitsuba 三つ葉?

Latin: Cryptotaenia japonica Japanese: Mitsuba ミツバ, 三つ葉 Chinese: 三叶芹/三葉芹, 鸭儿芹/鴨兒芹 Korean: 파드득나물, 압아근(鴨兒根) English: Wild Japanese Parsley Mitsuba is a wild herb native to East Asia. Used commonly as a garnish in Japan, its stems and roots could also be…

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Forget your sorrows with Chinese lily buds 金针菜

Latin: 1. Hemerocallis fulva, 2. Hemerocallis lilioasphodelus, 3. Hemerocallis minor English: Lily buds/ Lily shoots 1. Orange day-lily, 2. Lemon day-lily, 3. Dwarf day-lily/ Grassleaf lily/ Small day-lily Mandarin Chinese: Jinzhencai 金针菜, Xuancaohua 萱草花, Wangyoucao 忘忧草, Huanghuacai 黄花菜 Chinese lily…

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The New Super Vegetable: Flower Sprout

  English: Flower Sprout The Flower Sprout is such a new vegetable, its name only exists in English and I cannot seem to find its scientific name either!   What are Flower Sprouts? A non-genetically modified merge between the Brussels…

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Key to Multiple Female Orgasm: The Phallus Indusiatus

Latin: Phallus Indusiatus English: bamboo fungus, bamboo pith, long net stinkhorn, crinoline stinkhorn, veiled lady Chinese: 竹笋菌, 長裙竹蓀/长裙竹荪, 竹笙, 竹参, 面紗菌, 網紗菌, 竹姑娘, 竹菌, 竹松, 竹萼, 竹鸡 Japanese: 衣笠茸/キヌガサタケ Thai: เห็ดร่างแห Igbo: éró ḿma Yoruba: Akufodewa What is it? The…

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