Jerky is often made using whole muscle meat but it can also be made with ground meat! But don't you need a special tool to make those perfect strips? Nope! Grab a ziplock bag, rolling pin and 2 clipboards (plus your dehydrator) and you've got jerky!
Sunchokes do not store well either fresh or cooked. Fresh ones keep for about three weeks in a paper bag in the fridge, cooked ones not more than a couple of days. Dried and ground into a flour they become a useful staple.