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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