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From: piaba piabinha at yahoo.com> on 2005.11.22 at 17:13:46(13568)
--- Julius Boos wrote:
> You wondered what A. paeon. tastes like, it is
> available here in Florida in
> cans at the Indian Grocery, called 'Suran' or
> Elephant yam. It USED to be
> available as whole fresh tubers, but I have not seen
> them in ages. I hear
> that it tastes like Dracontium tubers, which taste
> like a doughy Colocasia!

so, ju-bo, how do these chubas taste like? are they
prepared fresh or just as a starch like konjac?

From: "Julius Boos" ju-bo at msn.com> on 2005.11.23 at 04:41:36(13570)
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Sent : Tuesday, November 22, 2005 5:13 PM
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Subject : [Aroid-l] suran

From: "Julius Boos" ju-bo at msn.com> on 2005.11.24 at 20:27:25(13571)
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Sent : Wednesday, November 23, 2005 4:41 AM
To : aroid-l@gizmoworks.com
Subject : RE: [Aroid-l] suran

From : piaba
Reply-To : Discussion of aroids
Sent : Tuesday, November 22, 2005 5:13 PM
To : Discussion of aroids
Subject : [Aroid-l] suran

Dear Tsuh Yang and other friends on this list,

A tip for all you Amorphophiles (and Amorphophages!) 'out there'---Earlier
today I visited my Indian Grocer on Okeechobee Blvd. here in West Palm
Beach, Florida to get some special curry paste, as we Trinidadians have
'modified' the GREAT American Holiday, Thanksgiving, to incorporate some of
the foods that we are thankful for! :--)
I asked my friendly grocer when next he would have some FRESH/living tubers
of 'suran' (Amorph. paeon.) in stock, he said he`d order a box for next
week, he gets them from a wholesaler in Homestead, Florida, and he thought
that they were being grown commercially in both Jamaica and Honduras, Cen.
America! SO---all of you 'out there' in America who want tubers of
Amorpho. paeon. and can locate an Indian Grocery in your hometown, ask the
grocer to order you some 'suran' tubers from Homestead, Miami, the same
place he gets his 'arvi' (Colocasia esculenta antiquoprum) tubers, they work
out to be CHEAP by the pound!

Good Growing,


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