Celery Root, Sorry!

Celery root, also called celeriac, is one of the vegetables I did not include in my upcoming (June, 2011) book, Rah, Rah, Radishes: A Vegetable Chant. It wasn’t an intentional oversight. It just didn’t fit the rhythm/rhyme. This, well, homely veggie isn’t on the top of my shopping list but perhaps I should give it more of a try. A family member made it for Thanksgiving dinner in a lovely salad and it was delicious. So, here are some celery root photos for you to enjoy. Yes it’s knobbly! See also celery root along with other root stars such as parsnips and beets at the Hovenkamp’s Produce stand in the South Bend Farmer’s Market.

Celery root, or celeriac is a variety of celery grown for root size, not the stems we normal see as “celery” in the stores. (Regular celery did make it into the chant, by the way.)

What it is

http://www.wisegeek.com/what-is-celery-root.html

How to prepare celery root

http://www.learninghowtocook.com/photo-pictorial/38-Fruits-and-Vegetables/38/3/how-to-photo-pictorial-steps-Celery-Root-Peeled-and-Diced.html

A good salad recipe for it:

http://gregcarver.com/blog/2009/the-ugly-vegetable-celery-root/

A soup recipe for it:

http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/anne-burrell/celery-root-and-potato-puree-recipe/index.html

June 14, 2011 book release:

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