Today, dude 2 decided to saw through a banana stem and then peel it.
When he got to the core, he saw that it looked like bamboo shoots and asked me if banana stems are edible.
Thanks to the Internet, we found out that they are edible and found some recipes. Dude doesn’t like anything spicy, so, he vetoed ginger, chiles, and other spices. Some we didn’t have to begin with.