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Yes, they are the shoots (baby plants) of actual bamboo. I have only ever seen them sliced and canned. Canned Bamboo Shoots They're very mild with a slightly crunchy texture.
Bamboo isn't a tree, it's a grass ;) A bamboo shoot is just the budding new bamboo that's harvested before it grows and becomes hard and stringy. Bamboo shoots are generally available in 2 forms, fresh and canned. Fresh ones are sold whole and generally used in stir fries. Canned bamboo shoots are precooked and packed in water. You can find canned bamboo ...
Yes it is a cottage loaf which was a crusty bread with a fluffy interior. It was very popular in bakery's in England & was indeed a tasty and impressive loaf, since the rise of the evil supermarkets such loaves are a rare sight. Probably they are put off by the strange shape, preferring rectangle loaves's which are easier to cut & store.
It's probably a Cottage Loaf. It used to be common in England when there were independent bakeries. It's not seen so much now.
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