Staring Down the Sunchoke

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The sunchoke plant couldn't look more glorious, and less like its delicious root, which is sold in better produce sections everywhere (inset). How can we make over these ugly fellas?


Mike Nizza solved his latest culinary challenge by
Staring Down the Sunchoke
and seeing homemade ravioli.

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Mike Nizza is an editor at AOL News and former senior editor for digital media at Atlantic Media Company. Previously, he edited the homepage and wrote The Lede blog for The New York Times on the Web.

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