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Old 01-19-2014, 11:19 AM   #41
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...I think they taste more like turnip...
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I bought them once and thought they tasted more like turnip too...

Scratching another weird vegetable off my list. Not a fan of turnips.
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Old 01-19-2014, 11:24 AM   #42
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Anyway, for something different, I was thinking of picking up a vegetable I've never had every week (or so) and giving it a go. I got the idea after talking with Katy and her preparing celeriac last week. She made it sound like something I'd like to try. And I saw celeriac (celery root) in Giant Eagle yesterday, too.
Mrs D will cube the Kohlrabi and steam it like Steve does. Then she serves it with a garlic cream sauce. And for Celeriac, she makes a mean creamed Celeriac soup.
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Old 01-19-2014, 11:29 AM   #43
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I like this idea of trying a new vegetable, or any food, each week.

The problem I have is with the information that people provide about the "new" food. If they say it tastes like chicken I figure I might as well stick with chicken, if they say it tastes like cabbage, I might as well stick with cabbage.

I guess I'm too cheap to be curious about a food that is 3 or 4 times more expensive than the food it tastes like!
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Old 01-19-2014, 11:39 AM   #44
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Kohlrabi is as common as carrots during winter here in G. As I said, I almost always it them raw, like the sweet cabbagy flavor...
And German breeds don't taste like turnips.. never ever..
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Old 01-19-2014, 11:54 AM   #45
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Well I've never eaten turnips either, so wouldn't have a clue if they tasted like a turnip or not.

That's funny, Fi. Talk about mislabeling.
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Old 01-19-2014, 12:00 PM   #46
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Well I've never eaten turnips either, so wouldn't have a clue if they tasted like a turnip or not.

That's funny, Fi. Talk about mislabeling.
Looked a bit better than the Indian Corn he let me plant in the planter by the front door...
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Old 01-19-2014, 12:01 PM   #47
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PF! Baby Bro planted pumpkin seeds in Mom's flower garden in front of the house one year, they took over and smothered her peonies.

I find kohlrabi to be much milder than turnips or rhutabegas. Delicious thin sliced or matchsticked and eaten raw, nice on a relish tray with dip too. You could use it in coleslaw, adds a nice crunch.

Keep in mind that I despise Brussels sprouts, thankfully, kohlrabi tastes nothing like them IMO.
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Old 01-19-2014, 12:27 PM   #48
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I like this idea of trying a new vegetable, or any food, each week.

The problem I have is with the information that people provide about the "new" food. If they say it tastes like chicken I figure I might as well stick with chicken, if they say it tastes like cabbage, I might as well stick with cabbage.

I guess I'm too cheap to be curious about a food that is 3 or 4 times more expensive than the food it tastes like!
That's why I refused to buy celeriac for a long time. I'm glad it has become less "exotic" and the price has come down.

I am very familiar with celeriac from Denmark. It's a cheap root vegi there. If you buy a "soup package" of fresh vegis, it usually has carrot, celeriac, leek and/or onion, parsnip, might have a cabbage wedge.

And why is leek so expensive? I have this sneaky suspicion that the Irish wouldn't have come up with leek and potato soup if leek had been an expensive vegi.
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Old 01-19-2014, 12:41 PM   #49
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Name this vegetable

Ah! kohlrabi! I've never seen it in the store. I was introduced to it years ago by a fellow gardener. I planted some for a few years. I never thought if as exotic, and have only eaten it raw(mild flavor, crunchy texture), good for dipping. I think I will have to plant some again, so I can try them cooked! Thanks PAC!
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Old 01-19-2014, 12:56 PM   #50
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That's what I'm here for, Somebunny.
I'm glad my limited experience with produce could jar a few memories
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