Celery root – or celeriac, if you want to be all proper about it – is no beauty!   But at this time of year, it’s a root worth digging deep for – all buttery, earthy taste and satin texture.  

I had a rumpus of a time writing this story! – except for one part: standing on the freezing porch trying to take a glamorous photograph of rapidly cooling lentils.   Yeah, that part.

Click here to read You Can’t Judge a Celery Root By Its Looks at NPR’s Kitchen Window.  Or, if you like, browse all my Kitchen Window stories for NPR.

Recipes from Gourmet Today and Plenty are featured in this story.  You can read more about those books – and over 250+ cookbooks worth giving this holiday! – on my cookbook-rating app, CookShelf.  Available for both  iPhone/iPad and Android devices and updated regularly.