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    Is it just me or does kohl rabi taste like cabbage stalks?
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    It's a brassica, that's what it's meant to taste like.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Demeter View Post
    Is it just me or does kohl rabi taste like cabbage stalks?
    I'd love to know what Kohlrabi looks like - I've never seen it. Can anyone enlisghten me? - Sorry, that of course means I'm no use to you in your enquiry about the tast of it.

    I've read and heard of kohlrabi, never seen it selling in shops, never seen seeds for it (we eat a lot of potatoes! - see Location, above)
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    MTF - try this
    kohlrabi image - Google Image Search

    Capsid - I know, but it just tastes so MUCH like cabbage stalks... Why not just eat cabbage stalks?! (I know - cos they're not that nice lol)
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    I've never seen them for sale in supermarkets or greengrocers. Here's a pic of mine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Demeter View Post
    MTF - try this
    kohlrabi image - Google Image Search

    Capsid - I know, but it just tastes so MUCH like cabbage stalks... Why not just eat cabbage stalks?! (I know - cos they're not that nice lol)
    Do you eat the stalks raw or cooked? Cooked kohlrabi is delicious.

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    I cooked it. Have tried several different ways, always just tastes - cabbagey - and not in a good way, more like a school-dinners taste!

    (Can you eat kohlrabi raw?)

    Is it just what the stuff tastes like or can anyone suggest a recipe or cooking method that will bring out the best in it? I'm loathe to give up on anything that's this easy to grow, even if it does take an expert to cook it nice
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    PS I got them in my veg box a couple of times, before I gave up veg boxes and took up veg growing

    If I remember right the leaflet that used to come with the box said something like: "If you're wondering why we sent you an alien this week, that'll be the kohlrabi!"
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