I've got scorzonera. That's the right spelling. It is new to me but although it sounds like an STI (and the spell-checker offers sexiness as an alternative) it is actually a root vegetable.
It came in our weekly box-scheme delivery from Riverford. It's a sort of stretched parsnip with a very black skin. Others tell me it should taste of asparagus but I didn't get that. I'd say a sort of artichokey parsnip but it doesn't make you as windy as a Jerusalem artichoke.
I followed a recipe on the box and boiled it followed by tossing it in butter with a bit of parsley. That was nice but Mrs T felt it was a bit bland.
Anyone got any ideas?