Send Your Loved One These Incredible, Edible Hearts Photos: Edible Hearts of the Animal and Vegetable Kingdoms
Forget those candy conversation hearts. This Valentine's Day, send your loved one some real heart. There are tons of options, even for the vegetarians.
If you’ve had more than a couple hamburgers in your life, chances are you’ve
Or if you're feeling adventurous, there's lamb hearts. In Nose to Tail Eating, his excellent primer on all things offal, Chef Fergus Henderson recommends stuffing them with onions, garlic, sag
Anatomical experts will tell you these are not really hearts because they don’t circulate blood, but the dense, white cores of lettuces, especially Romaine, are called hearts. Iceberg lettuce appears to be all heart, but no one says that.
Lettuce is part of the same plant family as Globe artichokes, but an artichoke’s heart refers to the immature flower bud (technically its receptacle), rather than the leaves themselves.
And forget what cardiologists say, these hearts will
Elsewhere, offals aren't such a novelty. Take these fast-food chicken hearts, for example.
I would take my sweetheart to KFC if only the Colonel served chicken parts that looked this cardiovascular.
Palmito, or heart of palm, is just what is says it is.
Canned, these taste a lot like artichoke hearts. Because harvesting a palm heart requires cutting the entire tree down, and since about 75 percent of the palm species harvested aro
This could be the basis for a space ship in a CGI blockbuster. It's actually puso ng saging, or banana heart. Apparently, it's the edible bud of the world's favorite fruit. Does anyone know if they taste at all like banana?
Sometimes I work at the farmers market and when people ask me about the flavor and texture of this incredible vegetable, I tell them that if cabbage had a heart it would be a kohlrabi.
Kohlrabi's a lesser-known variety of Brassica olera
OK, this isn’t a heart either. It is one of the few root vegetables that really reminds me of an anatomical model of a heart.
And—come on—wouldn’t you be more likely to share celeriac if it were called a celery heart?
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