Monday, October 29, 2007

Undeservedly "Shunned" Rhubarb

At the Whole Foods website, the entry for rhubarb reads as follows:
Shunned as a vegetable and only reluctantly embraced as a fruit, rhubarb is something of a misfit.
I happen to love rhubarb, and the tart flavor it adds to an otherwise sweet dish. I have made strawberry-rhubarb crumble several times, but I have never made a rhubarb pie.

I just noticed on that tomorrow "on the Oprah Winfrey Show, Oprah and her guest, Cindy Crawford, spotlight this recipe for rhubarb pie ..." As it turns out, the recipe is not purely rhubarb -- strawberries play a co-starring role.

Apparently, the recipe comes well recommended. It won Louise Piper a blue ribbon at the 1997 Iowa State Fair.

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