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Asian Vegetables

Monday, April 18th, 2011

Asian grocery stores are great places to veggie adventure. I’m still learning the names and uses of the exotic fresh produce. Below are some of the vegetables I saw on a recent grocery trip.  Feel free to email me if you can i.d. my mystery roots.

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Chinese yam

unknown root

Thai okra

Lotus root

Chive flowers

Gobo or burdock root

banana flower

Celery Root, Sorry!

Sunday, December 12th, 2010

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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April Sayre

April Pulley Sayre is a photo-illustrator and award-winning author of over 65 books including Bloom Boom, Warbler Wave, Full of Fall, and Thank You, Earth.  Her read aloud picture books, known for their lyricism, playful voice, and scientific precision, have been translated into Korean, French, Dutch, Japanese, Chinese, and Arabic. Sayre’s ten photo-illustrated books include the classic Rah, Rah, Radishes and Raindrops Roll, which was both an ALA Notable and a NCTE Orbis Pictus Honor Book. Best in Snow received four starred reviews and was on many 2016 best book lists.  Learn more…



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