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RE: aroid cooking (was : It's everwhere)
From: "Wilbert Hetterscheid" hetter at worldonline.nl> on 2001.10.10 at 16:50:22(7610)|
Aaaaah, finally I can hit again:
The name Konnyaku IS Japanese, and I'll be darned if I know what it means.
The name was introduced into Europe when Von Siebold brought the first
tubers of this plant back from Japan into the Leiden Botanical Garden and he
baptised them Arisaema konjac. That's how it all started.....
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> Verzonden: dinsdag 9 oktober 2001 23:32
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> Onderwerp: aroid cooking (was : It's everwhere)
> hey, don, i can't believe you have not seen these
> candies/jellies. they are everywhere in many large cities,
> you can find them in groceries. they are basically small
> jelly cups with a fruit cube in the middle. it's made of the
> A. konjac flour, plus other stuff like coconut gel, i guess.
> i guess there is a danger for small kids for choking on the
> whole thing, they are smaller than most toys.
> it's amazing how paranoid and lawsuit-conscious we have
> become as a nation. soon enough there'll be very little that
> is allowable because there is an inherent danger in every
> facet of life...
> incidentally, i was at my mom's for dinner last week. among
> the dishes she prepared, there were deep-fried taro cubes
> (served with a soy-sauce and garlic dipping sauce) and fried
> konnyaku with asparagus and other veggies.
> does anyone know the etymology of konjac/konnyaku? what's
> the origin of the word? does it come from the japanese or is
> the japanese word derivative of it? is this plant native to
> japan only?
> tsuh yang chen, NYC USA
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