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WTF: What's That Food? (Updated)

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Photo by Glenn Fleishman

This mystery food starts making its appearance at farmers' markets in early spring. You can steam, saute, or even pickle this versatile bright green "vegetable." Any guesses?

They're fiddleheads! These curled fronds of young ferns are prepared like a vegetable. Their taste falls somewhere close to asparagus tips and if you treat them similarly when cooking, you'll be fine. You can steam these and top with some butter and lemon or saute and toss a handful into a salad for earthy flavor and variety.

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