Rhubarb: It's Not Just For Pie Anymore

Jun 7, 2013

Rhubarb, sweet rhubarb. Actually rhubarb is sour, but why get technical over something so tasty?
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There are two things we all seem to know about rhubarb – it grows and grows, and you can make pies with it. But there's a world of rhubarb that goes beyond the (admittedly delicious) pie - in fact, it's a hot commodity among bartenders, who are mixing up cocktails and other tangy rhubarb-based beverages. And bakers might like to try a rhubarb upside-down cake.

To learn more, we turn to Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl. She wrote about rhubarb recently for Saveur Magazine; she’s also a senior editor at Minneapolis St. Paul Magazine. She talks with All Things Considered host Brady Carlson.