In heating the Indian turnip and other corms, it was found that the heat applied must be sufficient to change the character of the starch or the so-called acridity was not destroyed.
The work artfully juxtaposes two complex, quasi-symphonic percussion instruments piano and gamelan ensemble, East and West each making fluent-sounding attempts at adopting the accent of the other, with the piano's unusual tuning giving a quirky tinge to its tones, a slight acridity to would-be octaves.
The pope, without violence or acridity seems to be saying: You too are called to discover Christ and to enter into the Church, if you so desire.
While the larger examples are best peeled (to remove their thick skins) and cooked (to mellow their acridity), the smaller, tender specimens can, like radishes, be served as is with butter and sea salt.
They wilted immediately, which took away their sting, and the smell of them was very green, like spinach but without the acridity and with a wild, nutty edge.