“All the intrigue of a murder mystery and all the painstaking, arduous pursuit of an archeological dig.” For a radish.
Well, the quote is from a press release, so it is a bit hyped up, but the story of the radish that made Long Beach, Mississippi, famous is rather interesting, and raises some difficult questions about the identity of vegetable varieties.
I talked to the sleuth cum Indiana Jones and a genebank manager about the case of the resurrected radish.
All the best
p.s. Sautéed radishes. Have you tried them?