Taro root tates like a very mild potato. It's cream colored with tiny purple dots, once it's peeled. I was told on VegWeb MB that it should NOT be eaten raw, because of irritation to the throat. I first came across taro a couple months ago, and have used it just like a potato. I think that there are 2 taro recipes posted in VW directory, but haven't tried them. Let us know if you end up trying taro!
Vegetarian Paradise here in NYC makes alot of its entree 'meats' out of taro root and frankly I dont think its meant to be used that way, its far too dry and not pliant, as a side or in salads its nice and different tasting but as the main dish, well in my honest opinion you might as well just eat your napkin!
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