How to Buy, Store, and Cook With Celery Root, In Season in October

September 30, 2015

It may look like an alien from Planet Weird, but celery root is a lifeline for cold-weather cooking. Not only does it keep well for weeks, but it’s also very versatile. Once you cut away the thick protective skin (use a sharp chef’s knife), you can roast it, simmer it in soups, boil and mash it like you would potatoes, or even stir-fry it (slice it thinly for that last one).

Celery root is encased in a thick, beige-brown skin that looks mottled and pock-marked. It’s likely to be a bit dirty (there are lots of nooks…