If my calculations are correct, we have not discussed soup on this blog since September. I have been remiss and intend to make up for it in the weeks to come. In truth I am going to make up for it today, by steering you in the same direction my niece steered me in yesterday. That would be in the direction of Ina Garten's Cauliflower and Celery Root soup.
If you have not purchased celery root at the grocery store before, be prepared for a puzzled look on the face of the cashier when she tries to figure out what it is (if it's not labeled).
What with the celery root and the fennel you may forget for a second that the cauliflower is really the star of the show.
But not for long. This soup is velvety smooth and creamy and luscious. The essence of the celery root and cauliflower go so nicely together and the fennel does not overpower at all. I felt like an accomplished french chef as I tasted this. Such amazing flavor.
It's also ridiculously healthy. You might make it the first time thinking it's good for you. Everytime after that it will be for the taste. I promise.