|"Noriko" kohlrabi growing in the polytunnel last winter.|
|"Azur star" kohlrabi just after harvesting last month.|
'People always ask me what to do with kohlrabi, an often unwanted child in the organic vegetable box. It seems too healthy, too weird, too German! In actual fact, this is a wonderful vegetable. When mixed with floury root vegetables you can use it in gratins; you can shallow-fry it in olive oil and serve with garlic and chives; and you can add it to an Oriental stir-fry.'
He use it in three recipes in the book - kohlrabi and cabbage salad, "mixed grill" with parsley oil, and mushroom lasagna. Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall also chips in with kohlrabi carpaccio, and shaved summer veg in his book "River Cottage veg every day".
Try one - I think you'll be pleasantly surprised!