Sometimes referred to as the oyster plant, Salsify is a delicious root vegetable that comes from the dandelion family. To prepare it, scrub the root under a running tap to get rid of any soil. Peel with an industrial peeler or very sharp knife. Cut the white flesh into equal lengths 1-2 inches. Squeeze half a lemon into a bowl of cold water and put the equal lengths into the acid water(to stop the white flesh turning brown). Boil the prepared Salsify in salty water for 20-30 mins. It should still have a bite to it. Eat it with veal chops, a buttery pomme purée and a rich red wine jus.