A Conversation for Everything You Need to Know About Celery: A Growing, Cooking and Eating Guide


Post 1

Milla, h2g2 Operations

I used not to really like celery, but have found it tasty in the last couple of years - I need to try the recipies here, and also, see if I can learn what the different kinds you mention are. I only think I've found one kind.
Well done!
smiley - towel


Post 2


I love it, with its gorgeous, peppery taste. smiley - drool

smiley - fairy


Post 3


I used to dislike celery - and I still do, sorry. I find it tastes like string held together by sellotape.

Very good article, though...



Post 4

Dr Anthea - ah who needs to learn things... just google it!

good artical shame I can't stand celery in any of its forms smiley - yuk
none the less a good read


Post 5

SashaQ - happysad

Thanks everyone!

*whispers* I'm not over keen on celery myself - string held together by sellotape is a very apt description...

I do like it in soups and casseroles, though - the texture and taste change completely then...

smiley - ok


Post 6


I love celery and this is a very good entry smiley - cheers

It's worth adding celery seeds when braising celery. They enhance the flavour but also add a different flavour. Also, for maximum flavour, it is always best that raw celery is at room temperature before one eats it. Yum, yum, yum smiley - smiley


Post 7


A thoroughly informative and well written article; thank you.

Bluebottle is right though; the stuff is awful. I would add to the analysis that the taste aligns with Bluebottle&#39;s description, finessed by a thorough boiling in linseed oil. smiley - tongueout

Yum ? - more like Yuk ! I&#39;m afraid.

Allergy to celery.

Post 8


About 20 years ago I bought some celery (which I hadn't done for a long time) and ate some. After 05/10 minutes my lips became very sore and swelled a little and my eyes watered quite a lot. This allergy even occured if I cooked the celery. I was rather miffed at this as I really liked the taste of celery and wanted to continue buying it. I thought the substance(s) responsible may have been something sprayed on by the grower or was something produced by the surface layer of the plant. I then started to give any celery I ate a good scrub with an ordinary nail brush under running cold water instead of giving it a cursory rinse. Since then I've had no reaction to it at all and am able to enjoy it.
Interesting article!smiley - biggrin

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