WHAT’S IN A NAME?

Woolworths TASTE - - New Restaurant -

Pro­nounced “sal-suh-fee”, sal­sify is a root veg­etable that’s been Ryan’s favourite in­gre­di­ent ever since he cooked with it in Lon­don. “I think it tastes like Jerusalem ar­ti­choke on steroids,” he says. “It’s an heir­loom veg­etable and takes a very long time to grow. It’s quite un­known, but has a strong his­tory be­hind it, so it’s quite fit­ting for this space.” Although sal­sify is not com­mer­cially avail­able in South Africa, Ryan has found a sup­plier to grow it for him and says din­ers will soon see what all the fuss is about.

His favourite way to eat it? Cooked sous vide, then pan-fried in beurre noisette with a bit of thyme.

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