Celeriac is one of those vegetables that seems to be a bit mysterious; it’s a bit funny looking, people aren’t quite sure what to do with or even what it is! We absolutely love celeriac and we think you all should too, so here are all your questions answered.
What is celeriac?
Celeriac is part of the celery family. The bulbous root is the edible part of the celeriac, the stalk is bitter and stringy.
What does celeriac taste like?
Celeriac smells and tastes like celery but it has an almost citrus quality to it, it’s also quite sweet. Its flesh is creamy white and it has a firm texture. Generally, smaller roots are more tender.
When is it available?
Celeriac, like most root vegetables are in season in winter.
How do you prepare celeriac?
Store celeriac in the fridge. It needs to be washed and peeled before use. Once peeled celeriac can be cut into chunks or grated.
How can celeriac be eaten?
Celeriac can be eaten cooked or raw. If eating raw celeriac is great in salads. If you are cooking it, it is great mashed, pureed, roasted or added into soups. It goes very well with parsnip.