Fall Fest: Root Vegetables

by Jennifer Iannolo

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Ah, root vegetables. They are veritably the crown jewels of harvest, though often relegated to root cellars and dark places when they are — at least in our opinion — the tastiest thing on the menu.

We are huge proponents of delving into their comforts this time of year, and invite you to join us in savoring their autumn delights.

Featured Article:
Hidden Jewels of Harvest: Root Vegetables Exposed!

Recipes:
Apple & Turnip Soup with Nutmeg Cheddar Breadsticks
Balsamic-Roasted Root Vegetables
Herbed Mascarpone & Beet Napoleons with Walnut Oil

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Here’s what our other Fall Fest friends are cooking with root vegetables this week. Go take a peek and leave a comment or recipe. You can also follow along on Twitter with the hashtag #fallfood.

Caroline: The Wright Recipes
Slow-Cooked Pot Roast with Root Vegetables + Apple, Potato and Celery Root Mash
@chefcaroline

Paige: The Sister Project
A Sweet & Savory Soup

Nicole: Pinch My Salt
Rutabaga Puff
@pinchmysalt

Caron: San Diego Foodstuff
Roasted Carrot and Fennel Soup with Miso
@carondg

Roberto: Food2
Easy Roasted Root Vegetables

Michelle: Cooking Channel
Roasted Beet Salad

Kirsten: FN Dish
Root Veggie Sides to Try

Liz: Healthy Eats
In-Season Root Veggies

Food Network UK
Return to Your Roots


HOW YOU CAN JOIN IN FALL FEST:
Each Wednesday for the rest of the fall, a group of blogging friends including those above will swap our recipes and tips about the following harvest-fresh ingredients. Here’s the schedule:

10/20 Pears
10/27 “Mad Stash”, aka what you’re canning, preserving, freezing for winter
11/3 Root Vegetables
11/10 Brassicas

We each post something and then link to one another, so that you can travel around the combined effort, gathering the goodies. Sharing makes the experience even better, so if you have a recipe or tip that fits any of our weekly themes, you can do either of the following:

  • Leave a comment on participating blogs with a link to your recipe/tip
  • Publish a post of your own, and grab the juicy Fall Fest 2010 badge (illustrated by Matt Armendariz of Mattbites)

We hope to see you in the kitchen!

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