Weird and wonderful kohlrabi!
Slightly odd looking and not very common on British menus, kohlrabi is a vegetable you are unlikely to come across around here unless it appears in your vegbox or farmer's market. It a member of the brassica family with a delicate taste, not unlike a cabbage heart or broccoli stem (if you throw away your broccoli stems, think again!) and comes in purple or green varieties. It's common vegetable in many other parts of Europe, and very popular in Germany and Austrian cooking. S