In Praise Of The Winter Vegetable: 10 Veggies To Enjoy Right Now.
Celeriac – Hairy, knobby, dirty: celeriac (or celery root) can’t convince by looks alone. Health benefits, then? Its flesh is low in calories and contains vitamins C, K and B-6, along with potassium, phosphorus and plenty of dietary fibre. Even if you’ve never given the poor ugly fellow so much as a glance in the produce section, this healthy recipe for a celeriac, pancetta and thyme soup will make you fall in love with the flavourful root. Alternatively, try “céleri rémoulade”, a classic salad that is ubiquitous in France. The dish calls for boatloads of mayonnaise that kind of cancel out its healthy appeal, but hey, at least you had veggies for lunch. Chef Nigel Slater’s recipe is fab.