TAKENOKO
Takenoko, or bamboo shoots, are the flavor of spring. Our reporter Janni is put to work on a steep grove where skill and timing are key to harvesting young stems before they harden in direct sunlight. Afterward, enjoy the various textures and flavors the ingredient adds to exquisite Japanese cuisine, and see how it's used in place of meat in innovative French dishes. (Reporter: Janni Olsson)
Baked Takenoko
French cuisine of Takenoko
Harvesting Takenoko in bamboo forest
Takenoko