Celery Root trivia and recipe
Posted by ChristyR on June 12, 1998 at 04:41:13:
In response to Celery root?, written by Beth on April 30, 1998 at 18:06:21
] Now it doesn't look very appetizing (just a big round, dry root), but since it has either made a comeback or been around all this time, can somebody tell me what to do with one?
] Beth, who is culinary impaired, anyway
It is an ugly looking bugger. You have to use a knife to peel it; a vegetable peeler just won't work. It has been a "fashion vegetable" for a couple of years here in the U.S., like radicchio and fennel. David Rosengarten's show on the TV Food Network "Taste" has an episode on celery root which just reran last week. According to him, celery root is more popular in Europe than stalk celery, and celery root and stalk celery are different plants, i.e. celery root is not the root of our common stalk celery. the leaves and stalks of celery root are bitter, fibrous and not very good for eating. The following link is only good for a week or two but has a recipe for celery root gratin.
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