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Celeriac Slaw

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Category : Recipes, Side Dishes, Vegetarian

Celeriac SlawCeleriac is currently in season early winter, and I thought it might make an interesting flavor twist if used as a non-traditional ingredient in a traditional dish. I’ve been experimenting with ways to prepare it. Celeriac is also called celery root, which is exactly what it is. It’s whitish, typically about the size of a baseball or  softball,  and has little flat stems sprouting out of it every so often randomly. It kind of looks like an organic alien spacecraft…or something. Continue Reading

Vegetable Pot Pie

Category : Main Dishes, Recipes, Vegetarian

Vegetable Pot Pie ServingFall root vegetables are the theme of this one-pot dish of stick-to-your-ribs goodness. Just as the cold weather begins to settle in, the local food markets begin to carry hearty, heat-holding root foods.

Potatoes, carrots, turnips, and beets are well known to most Americans. When you buy from locally grown sources, though, lesser known varieties are also available.

Celeriac (or celery root) is a root vegetable I’ve seen but had never tried cooking with before. It’s flavor is a lighter version of celery stalks, and it has a texture similar to all the common root vegetables. When cooked, it stays crisper than a cooked potato, and doesn’t have the creamy texture of a cooked beet. It’s more like a turnip, though the flavor is milder. Continue Reading