I used to be really paranoid about canned kidney beans and getting poisoned for a long time. Then I discovered that the rule only applies to dried beans, and fresh I guess as well.
The new Jewish bride is making her first big dinner for her husband and tries her hand at her mother’s brisket recipe, cutting off the ends of the roast the way her mother always did. Hubby thinks the meat is delicious, but says, “Why do you cut off the ends — that’s the best part!” She answers, “That’s the way my mother always made it.”
The next week, they go to the old bubbie’s house, and she prepares the famous brisket recipe, again cutting off the ends. The young bride is sure she must be missing some vital information, so she askes her grandma why she cut off the ends. Grandma says, “Dahlink, that’s the only way it will fit in the pan!”
Given it is such an important staple for 700 million people worldwide, made me wonder whether its 'uniqueness' attracts a significant cost addition. Or maybe the flour is (relatively) expensive, and not the tubers or edible parts of the plant?
Manioc flour is the main ingredient in farofa, an essential side dish for both feijoada and bbq.
It can be found in the major supermarkets
The others are Tapioca starch or other products- not the same as flour.
* and even then it is called Tapioca Flour so may not be the same thing as Cassava Flour. It is some times difficult to distinguish between Tapioca (starch-heavy?) and Cassava (starch-moderate?)
There seems to be a bit of disagreement out there but most of the things I've read say the flour and starch are the same thing.
Yeah, it is confusing determining what is flour and starch. Doesn’t help that there are a variety of names eg Yuca (but not Yucca!), Manioca, Cassava, etc.
It's the same tuber from the same plant, isn't it?
Maybe the Tapioca vs Povilho difference refers to the bitter vs sweet varieties of the Cassava plant?
In the west, you can get Chicken feet for just about free, I think they're like $2 per kg at my supermarket. In China though, they're a delicacy and quite expensive.
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> The last reported fatal cases of cassava poisoning occurred in February 2017.
Crisis? This article is so over the top it's not even funny.