Creamy Jerusalem Artichoke Soup

You know those times when you are so grateful for Mother Nature for making really awesome things? Things that don’t really make sense, like the Duck-Billed Platypus. Or things that make you stare with awe and admiration, like a double rainbow. Or things that make you want to eat them everyday for the rest of your life because they feel so rare, even though they aren’t really… Like Jerusalem artichokes.

Let’s clear up a few things. As much as I love Jerusalem, the Jerusalem artichoke has nothing to do with it. Wikipedia has kindly informed me that it probably got its’ name from the Italian word “girasole“, which means “sunflower”.

If you haven’t tasted this thing already, do yourself a favor and taste it!!! It’s a funny little tuber that looks like ginger-root, has the consistency of a potato, and tastes like artichoke. Take a second to imagine the possibilities… Yes. Isn’t that awesome? Told you so. Continue reading