What is a stalk?
I saw a recipe that called for 4 rhubarb stalks. I figured that meant 4 'legs' if you will that you break off from the bundle. However, I made split pea soup last weekend and it called for 3 stalks of celery. I again assumed the same. But then after chopping up 3 'legs' it didn't seem like enough. I looked at the celery bag and it said contents: 1 stalk. So I chopped up the whole bag. It seemed like too much, so I took some out. However the recipe called for THREE stalks. I couldn't imaging cutting up three bags of celery and putting all that in. I though it would be way too much. So what exactly is a 'stalk' when a recipe calls for it? Thanks.