We use celery root often in Alsace, and this salad is one of Grandma's dishes that she prepared for us in the fall, when celery roots are harvested. This fresh, crisp, light-tasting salad is very much like an American slaw. Celery root by itself is underused, but it has a wonderful flavor and texture for salads, and you can braise it by itself. It's one of those earthy vegetables, like beets, that I think people are coming back to. When shopping for celery root, choose smaller ones — the big ones can be hollow and fibrous.
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