Sunday, November 21, 2010

Muted Praise for Root Vegetables Displays Lack of Knowledge About Vegetable's Roots

"Food writers tend to be exuberant about spring and summer vegetables, but a bit muted about cold-weather produce. Maybe it’s because summer’s offerings are fleeting in comparison to winter’s enduring, staid roots and tubers. That’s too bad: There are plenty of delicious, comforting dishes to be made with vegetables like kohlrabi, turnips, rutabaga, celeriac, carrots and turnips."
 KohlrabiImage by La Grande Farmers' Market via Flickr
Winter Root Vegetables - Recipes for Health - NYTimes.com

This article has a nice recipe for kohlrabi polenta although you can substitute any number of root vegetables for it.   I am big on eating seasonally with supplements from my canned vegetables.

Although I just referenced an Italian recipe for kohlrabi, apparently, the big consumers for Kohlrabi aren't the Italians, but the Germans.  In fact, some people call Kohlrabi the German Cabbage or Turnip.  Germany is the world's largest kohlrabi producer and consumer. Annually, Germany produces 40,000 tons of kohlrabi, as well as imports kohlrabi from Holland, Italy, and other neighboring countries, to meet its annual consumption demand.  I think that sometimes you do get the best results with a food by looking at its ethnic heritage, i.e. who eats the most of it and how do they traditionally prepare it.

So, in that vein:  I am posting these links:

 
Kohlrabi, überbacken  (Baked, Stuffed Kohlrabi)
 
Maultaschen mit Kohlrabi - Füllung  (Pasta Stuffed with Kohlrabi)
 
Kohlrabi Schnitzel 
 
Kohlrabi Eintopf  (Kohlrabi Stew)
 
Kohlrabisalat mit Gurken, Möhren, und Tomaten  (Kohlrabi Salad with Cucumbers, Carrots, Tomatoes)
 
 


 
Kohlrabi, überbacken  (Baked, Stuffed Kohlrabi)
 
Maultaschen mit Kohlrabi - Füllung  (Pasta Stuffed with Kohlrabi)
 
Kohlrabi Schnitzel 
 
Kohlrabi Eintopf  (Kohlrabi Stew)
 
Kohlrabisalat mit Gurken, Möhren, und Tomaten  (Kohlrabi Salad with Cucumbers, Carrots, Tomatoes)
 


 
Kohlrabi, überbacken  (Baked, Stuffed Kohlrabi)
 
Maultaschen mit Kohlrabi - Füllung  (Pasta Stuffed with Kohlrabi)
 
Kohlrabi Schnitzel 
 
Kohlrabi Eintopf  (Kohlrabi Stew)
 
Kohlrabisalat mit Gurken, Möhren, und Tomaten  (Kohlrabi Salad with Cucumbers, Carrots, Tomatoes)
 
 
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