How to Buy, Store, and Cook With Celery, in Season in August

July 30, 2015

Crispy, crunchy, wonderful celery is commonly available year-round in grocery stores, but it really rocks out in mid-late summer. Get it fresh, and it’s a snack in its own right: juicy and sweet, and good for way more than mirepoix.

HOW TO BUY
Celery grows above-ground in bunches, making for clean, efficiently-packaged veggies. Its stalks will vary from thick and wide with big ribs, to thin and narrow—both are fine choices, and not an indication of quality. You’ll want to look to the leaves for that; limp and floppy leaves mean celery that has not been stored properly.

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