Celeriac has a distinct earthy taste with a flavour similar to that of a turnip with a hint of celery-like freshness.
As the name suggests, it’s from the same plant as celery – the root part of the plant is the celeriac, whilst the stalks are the celery.
And don’t be put off by its strange appearance and the fact it’s covered in obscene appendages, mud-filled crevices and warty protrusions! Simply trim the outside flesh, generously, to reveal the inside.
It can be eaten raw in salads, boiled to mash or used for a purée.