Our “What’s in Season” classes aim to familiarize you with this season’s offerings while they are at their peak! This time, we’re shining a little light on celery root- a true salad savior, soup celebrity, and loyal companion to beautifully complex meat and vegetable dishes alike. Celery root lends the body and depth to an astounding range of dishes, blending seamlessly with other ingredients particularly those of an earthy nature. While it’s sold year-round, in the fall and winter it shines donning its celery-like stalk with pride. You’ll learn how to choose the best celery roots, how trimming the stalks is used to perfume soups and stews, how to store it, how boiling and steaming it brings out its fibrous texture, and lastly how it pairs with a variety of ingredients from beans to leeks. You’ll leave with the practical knowledge and skills to make the most of the celery root during its prime time, enhancing your culinary expertise and meal repertoire!
Recipes:Celery Root & Apple Bisque; Celery Root & Potato Mash with Horseradish; Celery Root, Fennel, & Parsley Salad with Pumpkin Seeds; Braised Lamb Shanks with Celery Root & Leeks; Celery Root Cake with Maple Frosting
Class Type: Series, hands-on cooking class
Class Notes: Take home a knott of your own celery root!
Tina DeGraff, Ger-Nis Culinary & Herb Center Manager, knows her roots- celery root included! No stranger to working in the food world, in the span of her career she has traveled the country and worked at Michelin star restaurants in San Francisco and Los Angeles, along with notable restaurants in Washington DC. She has honed her skills working with highly acclaimed chefs in fine dining kitchens, both in savory and pastry. Deciding to step out of the fast paced kitchen culture, she now brings her talents to the classroom setting, teaching about healthy eating and mindful thinking when it comes to our diets. The kitchen is her favorite place to be besides lounging on the beach. When Tina isn’t cooking, she enjoys being in the outdoors, biking, running or hiking. Contact Tina