For this Burdock Root recipe you can use either the roots of Greater Burdock (Arctium lappa) or Lesser Burdock (Arctium minus).
The Burdock Root can be roasted with other vegetables at the same time. They offer a taste similar to parsnips which complements the crispy coating. The picture shows a rather measly presentation. There were considerably more, but suffered depletion due to human consumption before the camera was found!
Robin Harford is a self-taught ethnobotanist, and has spent over a decade traveling, researching, recording and uncovering the traditional and contemporary use of wild plants in Britain and beyond. More recently his work has taken him to Africa, India, SE Asia and Europe. He is a co-director of Plants & Healers International, a non-profit that connects people, plants and healers around the world.