Ugh, these tasted fine but they were pretty greasy and quickly became limp and sad. Perhaps they were overcooked (as evidenced by their heavily blistered skin) or perhaps they got overly steamed during transport, but I didn’t enjoy them either way. That makes me sad because I love string beans! $6.95
Dumpling Empire, South San Francisco CA
Large artichoke agave (Agave parryi var. truncata, Agavaceae), West Field Road.
I love how sculptural and perfect that agave is. Very few plants like that are hardy in zone 4b, so what’s probably common elsewhere seems exotic to me. (i’m also scoping out your archives and loving the food from Paris. Nice Blog!)
Thanks for looking around my blog! I love plants (studied them in school) so you’ll find a lot on here. Yeah, agaves in particular have stunning phyllotaxy!
shoot–so much potential!
Yeah, it’s such a simple dish too so it’s sad that they messed it up.