Q: I live in an area where acorns are abundant. I know they are edible, but they have a bitter taste. Still, I came across this: "In some human cultures, acorns once constituted a dietary staple, though they are now generally considered a minor food with the exception of Native American and Korean cultures."
Do you have any info about using acorns, maybe preparing them in a way that takes out the bitterness?
Sent by DH
Editor: DH, yes — start here:
• Seasonal Spotlight: Acorns
There are instructions there for leaching the tannins out of the acorns and making them less bitter.
Readers, have you ever cooked with acorns?
Related: Ingredient Spotlight: Acorn Noodles