Whole New Jicama: Radical Root Vegetable Recipes

February 27, 2015 4:26 PM

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Whole New Jicama: Radical Root Vegetable Recipes

JICAMA IS an ingredient that emboldens me to follow my creative impulses. Every culinary experiment involving the root vegetable that I’ve dared myself to conduct has proven successful.

Some compare jicama’s texture to that of a water chestnut, apple or potato. I think of it as a juicy radish with a mild sweetness and slightly vegetal flavor. Traditionally, in its native Latin America, preparations have stuck to a pretty consistent script. Peeled, sliced into sticks and tossed with...

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