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stalk vegetables click to hear : stalk vegetables

Edible plants whose stems are consumed like vegetables; the leaves of some varieties are also edible.
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celery head branch bamboo shoot fennel stalk bulb fiddlehead fern asparagus tip bundle spear

celery click to hear : celery

One of the best-known and most popular stalk vegetables, it is often served raw with dips; the leaves and seeds are used to season a variety of dishes.

head click to hear : head

Group of leafy branches joined at the base; the branches easily break off from the base and can then be cut to the desired length.

branch click to hear : branch

Fleshy grooved stem with leaf-bearing offshoots; the main edible part of the celery is eaten raw or cooked.

bamboo shoot click to hear : bamboo shoot

Very popular in Asia, this plant can only be eaten once cooked; it is an essential ingredient in sukiyaki, a typical Japanese dish.

fennel click to hear : fennel

Mainly associated with Italian cooking; the bulb is eaten as a vegetable while the leaves and seeds are used to season a variety of dishes.

stalk click to hear : stalk

Part of the fennel growing out of the bulb and bearing small feathery dark-green leaves; it is traditionally used to flavor fish dishes.

bulb click to hear : bulb

Fleshy edible part of the fennel, composed of the overlapping enlarged parts at the base of the stems.

fiddlehead fern click to hear : fiddlehead fern

When coiled, this young shoot is ready to eat; it is especially popular in salads, pasta dishes and omelettes.

asparagus click to hear : asparagus

Often thought of as a luxury, it is picked before fully ripe; whether served hot or cold, it is always cooked.

tip click to hear : tip

Top end of the spear; the most valued part of the asparagus for cooking.

bundle click to hear : bundle

A number of asparagus spears tied together; asparagus is usually sold in this way.

spear click to hear : spear

Young asparagus shoot that constitutes the plant’s edible part and grows out of an underground stem; its hard end is usually removed before cooking.