Sunday, December 07, 2008

Today We Cook With the Letter C

This is the time for root vegetables, and one of the ugliest looking root has got to be the celeriac, sometimes known as celery root. I don't usually cook with this, but decided to buy it today at the farmers' market to make a soup.

With all the holiday eating, I thought it'll be nice to just make a really light soup, so I just added celery, which I actually enjoy although I know a lot of people don't seem to like this vegetable. I think celery cooking always make me think of stuffing for some reason. Now, the soup recipe I made below is pretty simple, but can look a bit muddy in this light green color, so to dress it up, I added some minced cilantro, another vegetable that gets extreme reaction from people.

So if you like celeriac, celery and cilantro, then this soup is for you. Enjoy!

3 comments:

Chubbypanda said...

My wife loves celeriac, so I'm always on the lookout for new recipes. Thanks, Ben! =)

foodhoe said...

One time I tried Campbells Cream of Celery soup... but this looks much more interesting. I am pretty unfamiliar with Celeriac is the texture like a turnip or jicama or...?

Chef Ben said...

Foodhoe, celeriac is like a root so it's more like taro if you know that. Or maybe a hard potato. It helps the soup thicken just a bit, but not exactly the same like starch. It doesn't have the water-like base of a turnip or jicama.