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Harvesting rhubarb by candlelight

January 4, 2008

Harvesting rhubarb by candlelight, Debra Solomon /

Of the BBC’s 100 unexpected facts that we didn’t know last year I’ve edited the list to include only the 13 food-related facts.

Apparently harvesting rhubarb by candlelight is a way to preserve even more rhubarb flavour. Because 2008 is a year for pumping up the volume, I have decided to make harvesting rhubarb by candlelight one of my 2008 New Years’ resolutions. I’m not getting any younger, and there is no time like the present to maximise the flavour potential of rhubarb. And in all seriousness, it is not unexpected that my food will taste better if I am connected to its harvest, by science or by ritual. Whatever works.

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