Here they are again, nuts, nuts, and nuts. Walnuts, Pecans, Almonds, Chestnuts and Acorns. Acorns? Do people really eat acorns? Aren’t they poisonous? No. Acorns are not poisonous if you leach the tannic acid correctly, and they’re delicious and quite the natural flavor enhancer. So start looking around, at the park, along the roadway or if you’re lucky, in your own yard. Gather a basket of acorns and after enjoying their beauty sitting on the kitchen table, try leaching and grinding them. Cook ’em up in your favorite recipe, you’ll not be sorry.
Suellen Ocean is the author of Acorns and Eat’em, a how-to vegetarian cookbook and field guide for eating acorns. Find it here: http://www.amazon.com/Acorns-Eatem-How–Vegetarian-Cookbook/dp/1491288973