By CSA Member, Susan Wanderman
Have you wondered what that greenish-white vegetable with tubes sticking out of it
is? It’s kohlrabi! The name kohlrabi comes from a German word meaning cabbage
turnip. It is a member of the cabbage family, not a root vegetable, although it does
resemble one. While it might be new for some of us, records show that kohlrabi has
been grown in northern Europe in its present form since at least the 1500s. It was
brought to the United States around 300 years later.
Although kohlrabi can be eaten raw, I prefer to dice it after it is peeled, and cook it
in the microwave with some butter (I prefer salted). I can taste it now, crispy, sweet
and buttery. Yum!