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The Hawksmoor's Jerusalem Artichoke Salad

The Jerusalem artichoke is neither from Jerusalem nor is it an artichoke. Discuss. It is, however, the protagonist of a starter salad at The Hawksmoor in London. I am always pleasantly surprised when havens for carnivores also have superb salads, green counterpoints to the bloody red meat that follows. The roasted Jerusalem artichoke salad is served with lentils, greens and a subtle mustard vinaigrette. Another high score for The Hawksmoor.

2016-01-07T03:42:08+00:00 February 16th, 2010|Categories: Daily Food Photo, Food & Wine, London|4 Comments

4 Comments

  1. sara February 16, 2010 at 11:45 am - Reply

    Jerusalem artichokes (sunchokes) are the roots from a variety of sunflower. Jerusalem is a corruption of the Italian, girasole. Not sure why they call it an artichoke, but it looks like artichokes and sunflowers (also thistles) are in the Aster family. With a little imagination one can see a resemblance between an artichoke and a sunflower (the flower part, not the root).

    At any rate, they are tasty and grow like weeds (at least they did in Colorado).

  2. Cellar Tours February 17, 2010 at 5:55 pm - Reply

    in Italian it has a funny name TOPINAMBUR; I’ve always thought they are called artichokes in English because they have a close taste …

  3. Mick P February 18, 2010 at 12:17 am - Reply

    … they grow very tall and and are said to harvest the wind, for all too obvious reasons. But it’s a small price to pay for such a tasty tuber.

  4. London Food Wrap-Up March 5, 2010 at 1:27 am - Reply

    […] The Hawksmoor: Famous for its steak but should get equal praise for its starters like Tamworth belly ribs and Jerusalem artichoke salad. […]

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