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How to Cook Kohlrabi

We continue our exploration of somewhat weird and possibly confusing produce! So far we’ve tackled: How to Cook Broccoflower How to Cook Butternut Squash How to Cook Pears How to Cook Pumpkins How to Cook Zucchini and Summer Squash   And now…. it’s kohlrabi’s turn! FAQs About Kohlrabi What is Kohlrabi? Kohlrabi is a member of the cruciferous, or cabbage, vegetable family, with an edible bulb and also edible leaves.   What Do Kohlrabi Look Like? Kind of like a UFO. Kohlrabi are about the size of an orange, heavy for their size, with a bunch of stems sticking out …

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How to Cook Beets

If you are amongst the many people who think cooking beets (sometimes called beetroots) at home is messy and intimidating, you are far from alone. But they are so wonderfully sweet and have such a luxurious, silky texture that it behooves us all to get over it. Let’s make this beet thing a reality. What Are Beets and What Do They Taste Like? Beets, or beetroots, are a root vegetable, the taproot of the beet plant. They have a sweet and earthy flavor, which intensifies when cooked.   How Do You Cook Beets? Beets can be cooked in a variety …

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How to Cook Rutabagas

Maybe you’ve been lured in by some of the fabulous seasonal produce at a farmers market. Maybe you’ve joined a CSA. Maybe you’ve heard good things about rutabagas, or tried them at a restaurant and you’d like to introduce them into the home meal rotation. And maybe you don’t know exactly how to cook (or shop for or store or prepare) some of the vegetables and fruit you bought home. So highly fixable! Let’s go! FAQs About Rutabagas What Is a Rutabaga? Rutabagas (sometimes called Swedes in parts of the world) are fairly similar to turnips, with a slightly bitter …

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How to Cook Sunchokes

Maybe you’ve been lured in by some of the fabulous seasonal produce at a farmers market. Maybe you’ve joined a CSA. Maybe you’ve seen recipes that feature Sunchokes (also called Jerusalem Artichokes), or tried a dish—savory or sweet—made with Sunchokes or Jerusalem Artichokes at a restaurant and you’d like to give cooking with them a shot. And most of us don’t know exactly how to cook (or shop for or store or prepare) Sunchokes. This is about to change! FAQs About Sunchokes (Jerusalem Artichokes) What are Sunchokes? Sunchokes also go by the names Jerusalem Artichokes, sunflower choke, or sunroot, and …

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How to Cook Parsnips

You may know exactly what a parsnip is and how to use it….or you might not. This is about to change! Frequently Asked Questions About Parsnips What Are Parsnips? The parsnip is a root vegetable related to both carrots and parsley (and come to think of it, don’t the tops of carrots look a lot like parsley?)   What Do Parsnips Look Like? They look much like pale carrots. They are shaped very similarly, a bit wider at the base, with a creamy yellow-beige skin and interior.   How Do I Know Which Parsnips to Buy? Parsnips should be smooth, …

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How to Cook Butternut Squash

Perhaps during a fall trip to the market you’ve been charmed by the heaping piles of colorful winter squash, stout and curvy, and wanted to bring them home. Perhaps you have. And perhaps once you’ve unpacked the squash and put them on the counter, you’ve thought, “Now what?” While peeled and cubed winter squash, most often butternut, is readily available, it is usually much pricier per pound than the whole version. But between you and that delicious bright orange vegetable is an butterscotch-colored armor of a shell, and it’s easy to see why people are intimidated by knowing how to …

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