Where can I get these?? Is the burdock Alicia cooks with just burdock or burdock root? (two come up on google) I have searched whole foods high and low, and also baked tofu - can't find that either is it in the same section as regular tofu?
Google Japanese grocery or markets or even international grocery stores in or near your home...I just found 2 Japanese markets that had great selections of almost every odd ingredient in the book! Even found frozen sliced lotus root so I can pull out just what I need each time. I also saw dehydrated burdock root, barley tea, agar agar and black seame seeds! Such fun learning about so many foods I'd never heard of
Burdock grows everywhere here in the midwest, you can't get rid of it, so if you can identify it its easy to harvest your own burdock root. The co-op in town sells locally harvested burdock root. I would check asian markets, or co-ops.
I grew burdock root once but couldn't pull it out of the ground, I was so sad! I think it would be easier in sandy soil. It did grow really well though! I used to eat it all the time in Japan but have only just found it here in New Zealand, I bought it pre-cut in a Korean market.Lotus root is pretty easy to find here in Asian food markets, although only in the frozen section.
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