Here’s a little quiz: What is “Kohlrabi?”
C. Brussels sprout
E. Heck, if I know! Let’s eat!
If you picked “A” you are right! But actually, Kohlrabi is all of the above. “Kohlrabi” or “German Turnip”, is a wild cabbage. According to Wikipedia, “The name comes from the German Kohl (“cabbage”) plus Rübe ~ Rabi (Swiss German variant) (“turnip”), because the swollen stem resembles the latter. It is the same species as cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower, kale, Brussels sprouts, collard greens, Savoy cabbage, and gai lan.”
So there’s our fun fact for the day. Here’s what I find quizzical: why I’ve been ignoring this wonderful root vegetable for so long? Until two days ago, I’ve never eaten it — at least, not to my knowledge. But like the mighty turnip, you’ll love the taste in a cream soup.