Ingredient Spotlight: Celery Root
An ingredient so epic it was mentioned in Homer's Odyssey, celery root, or celeriac, is a vegetable used mostly in Northern European cuisines. Different from celery stalks but from the same family, celery root is round and covered in a thick skin that must be peeled before eating. Celery root's aroma is similar to that of celery but its flavor is more mild- reminiscent of parsley or jicama.
Celery root is an excellent source of folate, which is known to support the health of our cardiovascular, reproductive and nervous systems. It is also rich in vitamin C, potassium and fiber. Celery root's best culinary use is in soups or paired with heavy meats. It can also be grated and eaten raw in salads. Celery root can oftentimes be used as a potato substitue in dishes.