I have long been a fan of celery root, happily eating it roasted, pureed, mashed. But celery, well, i only eat it in tuna fish salad or in mirepoix. So I thought “wouldn’t it be fun to put the 2 celeries side by side in some way?” In creating this recipe for two-soups-side-by-side, my goal was really to demonstrate the difference between the flavors of celery and celery root. In so doing, i wanted to present their flavors in their purest forms, not masked (or enhanced!) by alot of other flavors. So i began by minimizing my list of ingredients. Then i decided that i would work with the identical ingredients for the 2 soups, the only difference being the star player- one featuring celery, the other celery root. I chose roasting as their cooking method- to highlight their natural sweetness.
And in a presentation epiphany, i created a way to present the 2 soups side by side ...in the same bowl! (and no, not a bowl with a partition!) How?... read on! >>Two Celery Sisters Embracing!
(photo to follow soon) —LE BEC FIN