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What Is Poke Sallet?

“Film Bites” are very short films by Joe York. Check back often for new installments. 

If you like to live dangerously, poke sallet might be the leafy green for you. Poke grows as a weed in much of North America. In the South, it’s been foraged and eaten as a vegetable for centuries.

But here’s the catch: Poke is poisonous.

So how do you cook it—and why would you want to? Joe York investigates.

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