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Why is grocery store celery trimmed of its leaves?

I only use celery as an ingredient. It’s part of the trinity, and gumbo wouldn’t be gumbo without it. While I was in Asia, I learned how useful and delicious celery leaves are, but I can’t find a ...
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What is the best way to shred celery?

Shredded celery is a tasty replacement for high-carb staples such as potatoes, pasta, and rice, and it has fewer calories than other foods that that is also true of, such as spaghettified courgette ...
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How to prepare celery for dipping?

I like celery with dips (e.g. blue cheese or ranch dip) but I am not sure what is the best way to prepare the celery petioles: Of course I clean them. I also remove the very lower, white parts (which ...
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Are there any drawbacks to cooking with limp celery?

Crisp celery is important for salads and other recipes calling for raw celery, but what about when the celery is to be cooked, such as in a soup or stew? Celery loses its crispness when cooked so it ...
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Alternative for Celery salt and Coconut flour

I'm trying to make this recipe: http://www.platedwithstyle.com/2015/03/01/cajun-garlic-butter-shrimp/ I know i can find "substitues" for celery salt and coconut flour online but I want to know if i ...
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Substitute for celery in soup

I'm making this Creamy Chicken and Mushroom Soup recipe and I wanted to know what can I use as a substitute for celery because it'll be difficult to get it before tonight.
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How much is a sleeve of celery?

I was reading a recipe for Slow Cooker Rosemary Garlic Beef Stew and noticed that one of the ingredients called for a "sleeve" of celery. I've heard of a stalk of celery, but I've never heard of a ...
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How to keep celery crisp?

I like celery, but it seems to go limp very quickly when I buy it. What's the best way to store it to keep it crisper longer?
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What is the Chinese celery and cabbage appetizer called and how is it made?

My favorite Chinese restaurant for 30 years closed a few months ago. Back many years ago they had an appetizer that they served when you were seated that was excellent. It was very simple, only ...
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When should you sweat mirepoix, and when should you sauté it?

The ingredients of mirepoix are consistently described as onion, carrot and celery in a 2:1:1 ratio, but there isn't much consistency advice on how to cook it. Most recipes I've found say to sauté it, ...
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It is safe to store celery in aluminum foil?

Because I cannot find on a regular basis celery, I am trying to preserve what I buy as long as possible. After trying some methods, the one I found is aluminum foil. I wash the celery, dry it, put in ...
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How to make celery root dish without parmesan?

I've used a recipe before (can't find it anymore, sorry) where I steamed sticks of celery root. The ingredients I remember are garlic (whole cloves steamed together with the celery), probably a small ...
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What is a substitute for celery root in a soup?

I don't have access to celery root (celeriac). What can I use instead? Are there any suitable alternatives?
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What are the positive effects of adding celery to a sauce?

Many sauces include celery. It's not a flavour I'm particularly keen on, particularly in sauces so I'm wondering why it's included. Is it included simply as a flavour or does it serve some other ...
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Can you freeze mirepoix?

Can I chop up and freeze mirepoix raw, or do the vegetables have to be blanched first? Thanks!