'celery root' on Serious Eats

Spicy Stir-Fried Fennel, Celery, and Celery Root With Chinese Sausage

Sautéing a stalk or two of celery, plus a few slices of Chinese sausage, a little bit of chili pepper and lots of garlic, is my go-to dish to cook when I don't know what I want to eat. It is quick to make, economical, and perfect with a bowl of rice. This is a twist on my go-to dish, which combines celery with celery root, fennel, Chinese sausage, and tons of garlic. Thai-style nam prik pao—a roasted chili jam—adds heat and a savory, roasted aroma. More

'The Food Matters Cookbook': Mark Bittman's New Crab Cakes

Embracing a less-is-more philosophy when it comes to animal products, these New Crab Cakes are made with equal parts lump crab (preferably responsibly caught and American-sourced) and creamy, mild celery root. If it sounds like an odd combination, all I can say is, don't knock it until you try it. There's something about the sweet shredded celery root that mimics the texture of crab beautifully. More

Market Scene: Everything's Coming Up Orange in California

Note: On Mondays, one of our various Market Scene correspondents checks in with what's fresh at farmstands, what's coming up, and what you better get while the gettin's good. This week, we hear from Los Angeles correspondent Leah Greenstein of SpicySaltySweet. Take us to the market, Leah! Persimmons from Peacock Family Farm. If fall had an official color—like poppies are the official flower of California, Humuhumunukunukuapua`a is the official fish of Hawaii and Crocs are the official shoe of Mario Batali—it would have to be orange. Vibrant, warm and evocative of piles of crisp leaves perfect for jumping in, or the jack-o-lantern shrapnel you wade through the morning after Halloween, orange permeates the season. Here are some of my favorite... More

Winter Comfort Food

Unless you're fortunate enough to live south of the tropic of Cancer, you're probably, like us, freezing your fanny off. The blogs on my blogroll are all offering up wintry recipes, and I'm getting warm just reading them.... Orangette's pureed up some celery root soup Fresh Approach Cooking is making ricotta-and-herb dumplings Simply Recipes' kitchen smells like dirty socks...[stuffed pork chops with kielbasa and sauerkraut] Joanne at thepassionatecook is nostalgic for Christmas [pain perdu (French toast) with apple & cranberry compote] World On A Plate is drinking chocolatey Mexican champurrado... More

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