Definition of celeriac
: a celery (Apium graveolens rapaceum) grown for its knobby edible root
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As for Roš’s menu, the six- or 11-course dinner changes every month, recently including a bone marrow ravioli with sheep cottage cheese and prosciutto broth; beef tongue with celeriac and scallops; and a Soča River trout with summer salad.
Then came pigeon breasts with wild mushroom sauce and roast celeriac, paired with the day's first red -- a smoky, spicy tipple made by Niepoort family, originally from the Netherlands, but making wines in the Douro since 1840.
For the perfect crunch, smash small potatoes before roasting and for a creamy treat; try simmering celeriac in milk before mashing.
Ismail’s job each day is to pick and wash about 1,000 celeriac, which is used in stews.
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Origin and Etymology of celeriac
altered from celery; the origin of suffixal -ac is obscure ◆Word apparently introduced by the English gardener and landscaper Stephen Switzer (1682?-1745) in A compendious, but more particular method, than has ever yet been published, for the raising Italian brocoli, Spanish cardoon, celeriac, fenochi, and other foreign kitchen vegetables, so as to make them dishes more generally used than hithero they have been (London, first edition 1728 or 1729). Switzer claimed to have received celeriac seeds from Alexandria, but gives no account of the source of the word.
First Known Use: 1743See Words from the same year
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