Discovering Plantain


Plantains belong to the same genus as bananas but, unlike that lunchbox favorite, plantains need to be cooked before they're eaten. Popular in kitchens from Africa to Asia, they're ripe for discovery in dishes as diverse as Brazilian Moqueca to Cuban Picadillo. Learn more about how to use plantain in Elizabeth Schneider's Vegetables from Amaranth to Zucchini.