Celery Root and Caramelized Pear Soup
Have you ever tried celery root (celeriac)? You can find these ugly duckling looking round gnarly bulbs in the grocery store vegetable section. I was curious to see what I could make with it. I gave it a taste and it is surprisingly sweet–not celery tasting at all. Inspired by a recipe by Chef Alfred Poratle, we Garden of Eydie-it, tweaked it a bit and made this warming soup, sure to turn you into a celery root fan! This is an elegant, party worthy soup. By the way, celeriac is a good source of vitamins C & K, supporting heart and bone health.
Ladle the soup in six warmed soup bowls and place a spoonful of the caramelized pear in the center of each dish. Drizzle the balsamic sauce over the soup.