So here we have it, the answer to last week's mystery photo post ...
As has been the case over the previous mystery food photo posts, there were some great guesses, and I love the enthusiasm you have all been showing for these posts. Educated guesses included turmeric, cinnamon, some kind of pretzels, sassafras, salsify, and burdock root; but the correct answer, guessed by even-star, Elizabeth and Alaskan Dave Down Under was licorice root. Looks so different in this state to the black liquorice confectionary which is produced from this, though the actual liquorice content in candy is actually very low. As a herbal remedy, liquorice root appears to be very over-looked and underestimated, offering an impressive list of benefits for an astonishing number of ailments (almost anything you can think of) - read more here.
And now we come to this week's mystery food photo - I'm sure lots of you are going to get this one. What are those long, brown, shiny things, with what look to be long, droopy tongues? Once again this photo was taken on my visit to La Boqueria market in Barcelona.
Leave your answer in a comment below, and remember to keep watching this space for the answer next week.
Once again I am submitting this post to the Two for Tuesdays blog hop.
Ciao Sue ! We cal them cannolicchi and I just discovered they are called razor clams , aren't they ?ReplyDelete
I honestly can't say what they are, aside from that they must be seafood as they are next to other fish - I will be interested to find out!ReplyDelete
Seafood of some sort - I love that you link this to Two for Tuesdays - it is a fun game and I am learning about some UNUSUAL things!ReplyDelete
I think the 2nd one is razor clam, maybe.ReplyDelete
Ah, licorice root!!! Nice. Okay, I'm guessing razor clam, as well. Thanks so much for continuing to share our mystery food photo w/ t4t each week...I look forward to it =)ReplyDelete
Razor clams? I have only seen them on Iron Chef.ReplyDelete
I know, I know! Cause i have caught them myself! RAZOR clams...oh, and now i checked back in the other comments and lots of folks got it too...booo LOL--Sue, I love this series! I love to learn more about the food world. I had no clue about the licorice. I did know it was a very strong remedy. Thanks as always for sharing on the two for tuesday recipe blog hop and educating us all! :) hugs Alex@amoderatelifeReplyDelete
Wow - It sounds like maybe they're razor clams according to everyone else. I wasn't sure what they were!ReplyDelete
Thanks for the comment about the sumac. I have one more store to search at and if I can't find it I will definitely order it online. Your description of it sounds wonderful.
I was going to say razor clams too. I have never had them but have seen them on TV and they sound yummy!ReplyDelete
Yes, so many of your were right - they are indeed razor clams. Thank you all for visiting and participating - I love that you all took the time to do so.ReplyDelete