To take advantage of the fast and furious bamboo harvest season, we like to harvest all we can and dehydrate the shoots. These can be stored for about a year (or more) in a dry environment and to use, we just rehydrate what we need by soaking in water for about an hour or so.
To dehydrate bamboo shoots:
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