Grown especially for its large, knobby root (ranging in size from an apple to a cantaloupe), Celery Root is a brown vegetable topped off by a cluster of leafy green stems. Although the stems and/or leaves are edible, they are often removed before reaching the market.
The heavy brown skin, once peeled away reveals a creamy white interior. The mild flavor of Celery Root is reminiscent of both celery and parsley and is enhanced when boiled, braised, sautéed or baked. It may also be grated, julienned or shredded and added raw to salads.