Wednesday, November 20, 2019

The Ugly Vegetable #WordlessWednesday

Last week, I spotlighted the beauty of vegetables.

Today, I want to do just the opposite:  Do you think this is ugly?
What is that?  No, it's not from another planet.

This is celeriac, being sold right now in our local upstate New York farmer's market.  If you are familiar with the green stalks of celery, you are looking at its cousin.  Celeriac and domestic celery have the same ancestor, but have gone in different directions.  One - stalks and leaves  The other - root.

Peel off the skin and you are left with a nutritious, low calorie veggie that can be boiled, mashed or even fried.  The Europeans know its ugliness is only skin deep.  I have never tried it before.  I will, now.

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  1. Oh, I have seen those in Wegmans. They are quite ugly, smiles.

  2. Mom has seen it before back when she used to live in Germany. They do a lot more with root type veggies over there.

  3. I have never seen these before. They look extraterrestrial!

    Happy Wednesday!

  4. Alana,

    Root veggies tend to be on the ugly side when you think about it. Have you eaten a celeriac? Does it taste like its cousin? I wouldn't say I'm a huge fan of the bland veggie but it has its place in food dishes but plain I can do without it. Very cool photography exercise. Come join me on the #WildWednesdays linky party, girlfriend!

  5. I've never even heard of this before. They aren't the prettiest of all the veggies, but I'll bet they are good eating.

    Thank you for joining the Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop.

    Have a fabulous Wordless Wednesday. ♥

  6. Our local market doesn't show these, but I will check next time we head there.

  7. Celery is also a low calorie (perhaps even negative) vegetable- easier to eat, too.

  8. My hubby used to grow these. They are good cooked and raw.

  9. I've never had celeriac before, but I have had celery many times. I even tried celery soda once,but did not care for it. It is rather ugly, but so are bean spouts and they are popular salad bar items. Hope you are having a great weekend .

  10. I didn't know about them although am familiar with the celery. They do look a bit strange but seem nutritive enough, so maybe worth a try if I ever came across them in the stores that stock imported fruits and vegetables. Would be interesting to find out what they taste like.
    Thank you for joining our linky party this week, Alana. :)


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