It’s not nice to pick on anything because of its looks. However, it’s difficult not to see that all three of these veggies resemble a type of near mutation – and how much rely on “steaminess!” Some liken kohlrabi to an early Sputnik; others think it looks like a hot air balloon. California promotes fennel pretty well, and like one-time cellar queen, celeriac now struggles for a comeback. Kohlrabi, once the favored vegetable of European nobles and peasants alike, had fallen off the veggie pop charts. Now it seems to be more noticed.
Kohlrabi, sometimes known as the Italian turnip, is related to the cabbage and grows easily. Its name comes from the German Kohl (cabbage) plus Rübe (Swiss German for turnip). The Austrians combined it into “Kohlrübe.” It, cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower, kale, Continue reading