Yes, we do enjoy eating them, but I don't buy them often, as Aldi hasn't had them in stock for a many months. I guess they're more of a winter vegetable. After dicing them, I sprinkle them in salt, wash it off and dry them in a paper towel, before cooking them with a little oil, garlic, onion slices, tomatoes, a sprinkle of mixed herbs, and s&p, and serve it with rice or couscous and 1/2 a chicken breast each or lamb chops, usually. Yes I know I have mentioned before, that I cook a different meal 6 nights a week, but this made up recipe by me, is the only 1 I can make from memory, so we have it about twice a year!
This is such a old vegetable, go's back to before AD. There are over 15-20 different kinds, and well used in China.
I love it, but I put it on the list only maybe 4 times a year. I can only take small amounts.
There are people who use it as much as we use bread, in certain countries. :)
Thank you Jonaja, I didn't know the history of them, but I know my mum used to cook them for the family 60+ years ago, so that in it's self is ancient history!
(Us 4 kids were vegetarians way back then, but my parents weren't.)