Hogweed

Roger Phillips in Wild Food says that Hogweed Shoots are ‘unequivocally one of the best vegetables I have eaten’  What higher praise could there be.

It doesn’t look like you should be able to eat it – its not pretty, its very common, its leaves are big and hairy and it has an ugly name.  But take the shoots before the leaves have uncurled put them in a pan with a tiny amount of water and some butter and cook for less than 10 mins, serving them with lemon juice and black pepper and you might just be surprised!

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