Here is a nice video from the Southern Foodways Alliance on Pokeweed, they have a nice collection of films on Southern Food and Culture,, the website has this to say about their films, “Film Bites” are very short films by Joe York. Check back often for new installments. "

For those who have not tried Poke, also know as pokeweed, poke salad, and poke salet, it is commonly used in the South, as explained in the video.  Pokeweed, Phytolacca americana, contains phytolaccin which in large doses is poisonous.  The poison is removed upon cooking.

Here are some of my photo's of pokeweed taken through the years:

Young Poke Plants