Do Wonky Vegetables taste differently to non-Wonky Vegetables?
The obvious answer is no, but I'm sure you could find some 'purists' who would say yes.
My nearby Asparagus-growing neighbour, Madame D, mostly sells perfect bundles of thick white Asparagus, but yesterday she also had a box-full of green allsorts. Seeing as these were considerably cheaper than had they been perfect, I bought 500gms, which we ate for yesterday's lunch.
I'm not too proud to eat a rag-bag selection of wonky spears, in fact I almost get greater pleasure in knowing that they were a bargain.
One of our supermarket chains has started selling imperfect fruit and vegetables under the name "the odd bunch". They taste just as good as the perfect shaped ones.ReplyDelete
That asparagus looks good even if it is mis-shaped.Delete
They've started doing that in the UK too. The Asparagus really was a mixed bag, from tiny thin pieces to one or two fat bits; it all tasted great.Delete
"Wonky" best word ever and I love wonky vegetables !ReplyDelete
Much of what I grow is wonky. It all tastes the same.Delete
A bargain always tastes good.ReplyDelete
You had the Straws; we had the Sparra Grass.Delete
Tilted and twisted but tender and tasty.ReplyDelete
Greetings Maria x
The perfect description!Delete
English asparagus is just coming in. It is divine.ReplyDelete
This was very good too. I always love it when it first arrives at market.Delete
There are many who believe there is only perfection in vegetables, no blemish, no dirt, no big, no small.ReplyDelete
Being a veg' grower, I know differently. But to each their taste.Delete
The only wonky vegetables that I don't buy are potatoes that I can't peel. Given that I rarely eat potatoes (although I use them more when feeding other people) it's hardley a problem. I'd have bought lots of the wonky asparagus and made soup. I love asparagus soup.ReplyDelete
We bake a lot of Potatoes in winter, so I'm not too fussed. If she has more next Saturday, I shall certainly buy more.Delete
Wasn’t it when we entered the EU that all veg had to be perfect ? Most supermarkets in the U.K. have a ‘wonky’ range of veg now ( one is even called ‘ wonky ‘ ) When I was a child, all veg was wonky and natural and came with half a ton of soil on them ...... they seemed to taste better as well ! Strawberries came in brown paper bags and stained the bag with their juice and I love those misshapen tomatoes that are a mixture of red, orange and green. XXXXReplyDelete
I'm sure I've recently seen a TV supermarket ad' about 'wonky vegs'. Yes, odd shaped vegs were a normal part of life; no-one worried about them being perfect.Delete
When did the punnet reach London Jackie?Delete
Nothing wrong with wonky veg except they take longer to peel because of the bumps and curves.ReplyDelete
More time to contemplate!Delete
Broken biscuits always taste better too.ReplyDelete
And if they're not already broken, give them a tap with a lump hammer.Delete
I always go for the wonky veg whenever possible. It's usually of a better quality, there is more of it for your pennies, and it tastes so good. I have yet to find wonky asparagus, but bring on the greener stuff as far as I am concerned. A far better flavour. Cro, your posts make me hungry, set two more places please.ReplyDelete
Years ago my next door neighbour grew Asparagus. His wonky ones used to come my way GRATIS. Stupid man gave up growing it; regardless of my pleas.Delete
We will have local asparagus soon. I can't wait. I go to a farm so they are wonky and delicious.ReplyDelete
Sounds like here. Take advantage.Delete
I hate the texture of asparagusReplyDelete
My mother over cooked it
Cooking it isn't easy (to get it right). This lot above was a real ragbag of shapes and sizes, so even more difficult. I stand over it with a sharp knife, to test it every few seconds.Delete
This comment has been removed by the author.ReplyDelete
You'd have to tie me down at the moment.... More More.Delete
I don't understand the UK and Europe's obsession with perfection and the difference you all make in your supermarkets.ReplyDelete
I miss the days when you could pick your own strawberries from a box in the supermarket.
I buy bulk 2pound bags of carrots and parsnips. All shapes and sizes. I've even bought slightly curved English cucumbers.
The tase isn't affected
I adore asparagus; that looks delicious, Cro. I wish (for the thousandth time) that I could come to dinner at your house!ReplyDelete
I always expect "wonky" veg to taste better.ReplyDelete