Advanced search think that if you have jerusalem artichokes on the menu..

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mistressploppy Wed 03-Apr-13 18:47:44 should put a warning?


ElectricSoftParade Wed 03-Apr-13 18:49:05

Yes, they can be quite windy. My advice is to not add them to anything when you are planning a quiet evening. <bitter experience>

wisemanscamel Wed 03-Apr-13 18:57:36

YANBU. They are really bad.

MadameDefarge Wed 03-Apr-13 19:19:31

if you cook them with a pinch of asoefetida this will not happen. good for all things windy too.

GrendelsMum Wed 03-Apr-13 19:29:41

Apparently your response to them is genetic. Some people have farty genes, and some don't.

DH and I are both non-farty and we love them!

mistressploppy Wed 03-Apr-13 19:35:17

envy GrendelsMum

Sallyingforth Wed 03-Apr-13 20:47:17

We call them fartichokes, with good reason.

GrendelsMum Wed 03-Apr-13 20:48:13

Well, then DH suggested maybe we just farted a lot anyway! wink

ElectricSoftParade Wed 03-Apr-13 21:02:51

Genetic you say? I love the taste but I am foul after eating them blush.

I mean seriously foul.

NettoSuperstar Wed 03-Apr-13 21:05:26

I ate them once, really enjoyed them, my IBS did not.

Tanith Wed 03-Apr-13 21:06:51

It's spelt 'asafoetida'

As discovered by me when I tried to find it on all the online shops I could think of just now.

They didn't have it when it was spelt right, either.

I'll have to pop down the Health food shop and embarrass myself with my attempts to pronounce it.

seekingpeaceandquiet Wed 03-Apr-13 21:10:49

Or you could try an asian shop asking for Hing Tanith they should have it.

CheCazzo Wed 03-Apr-13 21:13:16

DH once ate a whole artichoke pie when we were on holiday in Venice. Worst night of my life - that's all I'm saying grin

MooMinCow Wed 03-Apr-13 21:16:19

Tanith - go to an Indian grocers and ask for 'Hing'. Comes in small plastic pots and v. Cheap. Is used as an onion/garlic substitute for some Indian communities and a pinch added to beans/pulses helps counteract any farty issues wink

Tanith Wed 03-Apr-13 21:16:20

Thank you, Seeking! That's much easier to pronounce grin

No Asian store in town, unfortunately: small semi-rural town that thinks the health food shop is living dangerously!

Tanith Wed 03-Apr-13 21:17:35

...and Moomin, too smile

I love artichokes. I also childmind... grin

meditrina Wed 03-Apr-13 21:21:18

Well, activated carbon capsules as chasers might help. A bit.

MooMinCow Wed 03-Apr-13 21:21:22

Try Natco online (big supplier of Indian spices). If you google there are a few online spice stores.

But coming back to OP, I eat most vegetables but artichokes always leave me disappointed and feeling a bit meh really hmm

complexnumber Wed 03-Apr-13 21:26:02

Mrs60 thought they were pickled aavvarcadoes last night. How silll

Tanith Wed 03-Apr-13 21:26:17

Will do! Thanks!

Jamie Oliver did a very nice beef stew with them in. It's very popular with the kids. Not so popular afterwards with their parents grin

complexnumber Wed 03-Apr-13 21:30:57

Mrs60 thought they were pickled aavvarcadoes last night. How silly of me and my typereyin

Startail Wed 03-Apr-13 21:35:57

'D'MIL feed DH and me artichoke soup one 31 Dec and then sent us of to a New Years party.

I spent the entire evening moving round the room, pretending the dubious odour was nothing to do with me [bublush]

Startail Wed 03-Apr-13 21:37:31

Boo Hoo, No rabbits, my tail wants to keep bunnies all year
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chocoluvva Wed 03-Apr-13 21:39:26


I've tried asafoetida with pulses and beans. To no avail though.

MooMinCow Wed 03-Apr-13 21:46:16

Choco - are you frying it or just adding it with seasonings? Is best fried or tempered in hot oil/ghee

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