The taste of freshly chopped horseradish root is so strong and tasty that you'll never want to go back to the stuff that comes in a bottle again.
It's easy to grow at home, too, and can be grown in Zones 3-9. Plant the roots of horseradish early in the spring in a warm spot with enough room for the roots to grow.
In the past few years, Jerusalem artichokes, which are also called sunchokes, have become a more famous food.
The plant grows to a height of 6 to 10 feet and has tall stalks that end in pretty yellow flowers.
Radicchio is a type of chicory with beautiful red and white leaves that grow in a head like cabbage.
The leaves of radicchio have a strong, slightly bitter taste. You can use them in salads or chop them up and add them to pasta recipes and stews.
Lovage is a herb or vegetable that has been used in cooking and medicine since Greek and Roman times.
This plant can grow in Zones 4–8 and can reach a height of six feet. It likes some shade and dirt that drains well and has enough water.
Sorrel leaves are annual greens that taste sour and lemony. They go well in salads and on sandwiches.
This plant looks nice and can be eaten. It has long, straight leaves that grow to about 12 inches in height.