I grow fuki (Japanese Butterbur) and have been hunting for recipes that don't call for it canned. I have found a few sites that explain how to prepare it for cooking - salting, boiling, peeling the stalks, etc. - but very few recipes, and no fresh tsukemono/pickle recipes for the stalks, the leaves, or the flower buds/stalks. Do you have, or know where I can find, any?
It is just starting to poke up through the snow so I should have some of the flower stalks soon, with leaf stalks and leaves shortly after that. I planted one root a couple of years ago, and this is the first year there will be enough to harvest.
Thank you so much for two great sites, a great book, and your assistance!