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salsify,

common name for a tall, narrow-leaved biennial (Tragopogon porrifolius) of the family Asteraceae (asteraster
[Gr.,=star], common name for the Asteraceae (Compositae), the aster family, in North America, name for plants of the genus Aster, sometimes called wild asters, and for a related plant more correctly called China aster (Callistephus chinensis
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 family), native to S Europe but now naturalized and sometimes growing as a weed in North America. Known also as purple goatsbeard, oyster plant, and vegetable oyster, it is widely cultivated for its long edible root, oysterlike in flavor. The roots may be left in the ground through winter and dug as needed. The related meadow salsify or yellow goatsbeard (T. pratensis) is sometimes called John-go-to-bed-at-noon because the flower heads of salsifies close at midday. It is similar to the common salsify but has a large, flat head of yellow (rather than purple) flowers; it is seldom cultivated. The common name goatsbeard—a translation of the Greek generic name Tragopogon—refers to the long, feathery, dandelionlike hairs on the seeds. Among other plants with similar names are an ornamental Eurasian perennial, Aruncus sylvester, called goatsbeard but related to the spiraea and usually cultivated under that name, and the black salsify (Scorzonera hispanica), a composite with an edible root like that of the common salsify. Salsify is classified in the division MagnoliophytaMagnoliophyta
, division of the plant kingdom consisting of those organisms commonly called the flowering plants, or angiosperms. The angiosperms have leaves, stems, and roots, and vascular, or conducting, tissue (xylem and phloem).
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, class Magnoliopsida, order Asterales, family Asteraceae.

salsify

1. a Mediterranean plant, Tragopogon porrifolius, having grasslike leaves, purple flower heads, and a long white edible taproot: family Asteraceae (composites)
2. the root of this plant, which tastes of oysters and is eaten as a vegetable
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1 small ham hock (unsmoked), about 1kg soaked overnight in cold water 1 onion peeled and quartered 1 leek chopped into chunks 10 black peppercorns 1 bay leaf A few sprigs of thyme 3 juniper berries 2 sticks salsify Juice of 1/2 lemon Salt and freshly ground black pepper 8 sprout tops picked into leaves A little vegetable oil
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Salsify Salad 1/2 cup each mayonnaise and sour cream 2 tablespoons each minced cornichons or dill pickles and minced parsley 1 teaspoon lemon juice 1-1/2 teaspoons Dijon mustard 1-1/2 pounds salsify or celery root Water 1 large head each Belgian endive and radicchio or red leaf lettuce, washed and crisped Italian parsley or watercress sprigs 1/4 pound thinly sliced prosciutto or smoked ham
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DEFENDING CGA Foxhunter Chase champion Salsify will miss the chance to bid for his third straight victory in the Cheltenham Festival race after being sidelined by injury, writes Jessica Lamb.
We had duck with fennel and salsify, hare with artichoke, razor clams, and lemon thyme brulee with mulled fruit.
Delivered by head chef Nicola Daly, the festive menu will feature an amuse bouche of beetroot and Belvedere vodka cured salmon tartare, followed by an array of warming starters such as pan-fried wood pigeon, mains including fillet of turbot, glazed salsify and chestnuts and puddings such as rhubarb creme brulee.
For the salsify; 8 pieces salsify 3 to 4 cups simple syrup For the hazelnut chocolate: 3 1/2 ounces 64% bittersweet chocolate 3 1/2 chopped ounces heavy cream 3 1/2 ounces hazelnut butter For the spiced sugar: * Whole while cardamom pods Cinnamon sticks Sugar To serve: Vegetable oil, for frying Fleur de sel * yields more than needed for plating
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