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Started by Tinymcsmithy on Dec 31, 2019 12:25:09 AM
Radishes

Why?

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Tomnoddy - 31 Dec 2019 00:30:00 (#1 of 23)

They come up fast, so I know where I co-sowed my parsnips, which take aaages to germinate.

Tinymcsmithy - 31 Dec 2019 00:32:00 (#2 of 23)

Good reason.

Why anyone would eat them, baffles me.

hailesaladdie - 31 Dec 2019 00:33:56 (#3 of 23)

Japanese radish is nice. I once tried them at a conference for Welsh people in Kyoto. It was a... Actually, no.

I think the people who bought our old house now have to suffer that tangled mess that is the indestructible radishes shooting up overnight every summer.

Tinymcsmithy - 31 Dec 2019 00:36:48 (#4 of 23)

Actually yes, I've had Japanese radish (if you mean the long white thing) and it was OK.

hailesaladdie - 31 Dec 2019 00:38:23 (#5 of 23)

Daikon, yes. It's mainly there for texture, really.

Sabacious - 31 Dec 2019 01:10:23 (#6 of 23)

Don't like radishes? This will change your mind

https://www.sbs.com.au/food/recipes/radishes-chilli-oil-sauce-qiang-luo-bo

DesEsseintes - 31 Dec 2019 01:15:57 (#7 of 23)

Salade Niçoise, you can have them in, if you like.

You can have lots of things in that.

Home grown are better.

Peacock - 31 Dec 2019 01:55:03 (#8 of 23)

I’ve never been ravished by a radish

Tinymcsmithy - 31 Dec 2019 03:18:11 (#9 of 23)

Don't like radishes? This will change your mind



Hmmmmm. I can see that with the white ones. It's the taste (for want of a proper word for the horribleness that they do to your mouth) of red radishes that I don't like.

moto748 - 31 Dec 2019 03:34:48 (#10 of 23)

When I was a kid I assumed radishes were some kind of cosmic joke of my parents, like that Tom Lehrer (was it?) routine:

" Hey Walt, you do what? You dip it in salt and bite it off?"

Delighted_User - 31 Dec 2019 06:31:19 (#11 of 23)

Crunch is a flavour. See also celery and carrots, both of which are fine when raw, dreadful when cooked. Which made me think that at least nobody tries to cook radishes, but I've learnt not to make absolute statements, and the internet tells me some people do.

And Mr 748, you're thinking of Bob Newhart.

HoHoHoff - 31 Dec 2019 09:29:01 (#12 of 23)

They're nice with a nob of butter.

Is 'nob' the right word?

uranrising - 31 Dec 2019 09:44:11 (#13 of 23)

Yes.

uranrising - 31 Dec 2019 09:45:10 (#14 of 23)

Tiny.

Being baffled that others like a taste you don't like, is rather baffling.

surferbaublewhatever - 31 Dec 2019 09:47:36 (#15 of 23)

I sometimes include grated radish (only worth doing if they're biggish ones!) in a mixed salad.

JohnIlly - 31 Dec 2019 10:14:52 (#16 of 23)

Do the French really eat radishes for breakfast?

I like radishes, especially with a Chinese dressing of soy sauce, vinegar, sugar and sesame oil but have always been puzzled by the fact that a common seed variety is French Breakfast.

TommyDCMBR8 - 31 Dec 2019 10:34:50 (#17 of 23)

I slice a couple of radishes into every salad I make. I rather like radish.

helensleighrider - 31 Dec 2019 10:36:39 (#18 of 23)

I love radishes. Eat radish with butter and salt, dress leaves with mustardy dressing. They're also fab quick pickled.

rinkydink - 01 Jan 2020 21:01:31 (#19 of 23)

I love radishes too, and they are ace roasted.

MoominChristmasMadness - 01 Jan 2020 21:02:15 (#20 of 23)

They are really nice.

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