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(Photo by H2ase, on loan from the interweb)

Nope, Sunchokes.

These tasty little tuber is one of my fall favorites.  With an earthy artichoke-like flavor, they make fantastic soups,

are delicious roasted in butter, and they love the richness of heavy cream!

Lumache, with roasted sunchoke-cream sauce. 

Sunchokes

Also today:

Pappardelle, Alla Bolognese

Gigli, with melted leeks and shishito peppers