My experience with rhubarb is limited to the one time a docent at the Tullie Smith House at the Atlanta History Center made a strawberry-rhubarb pie when I was an intern there. I remember it being good, but I haven't sought out rhubarb since then. After writing this story, and seeing how beautiful the plant it, I'm considering putting in a rhubarb bed!
Rhubarb is sour, so most recipes call for it to be used in desserts. That way sugar and fruit can act as a counter balance to its tartness. I've also heard people describe it as counteracting the sweetness of other things.
Here are some resources if you are interested in learning more about this vegetable:
- Old Fashioned Rhubarb Recipes @ Old Fashioned Living
- Fresh Rhubarb! @ Lesley Cooks - Huge list of rhubarb recipes
- The Rhubarb Comependium - Wonderful resource for all things rhubarb
- Rhubarb - A University of Kentucky pamphlet on growing rhubarb
- Rhubarb Soda @ Coconut & Lime
- Rhubarb cocktail @ Soule Mama - plus links to some of her other rhubarb recipes
- Kentucky Rhubarb - A UK recipe card
- Another UK rhubarb recipe card