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Sourleaf vegetable

damon | | Sep 8, 2001 08:45 PM

I've become a big fan of an odd vegetable i found at the farmers' market. Everyone there calls it Sourleaf. It is a green leafy vegetable that grows on long woody reddish stalks. The leaf has three lobes. I saute it quickly, as I do spinach, though the vendors say to boil it.
The cooked leaf has a sweet and sour taste. The closest thing I can compare it to is a beet top in the spring or maybe a grapeleaf.
Does anyone know anything more about it?