Soup's on: Celery Root Soup with Bacon and Apple

Creating a vegetarian Thanksgiving menu got me thinking about celery-root soups. Celery root, also known as celeriac, is a vegetable I hadn't cooked with before. However I'm always adventurous in the kitchen, so I adapted a recipe that highlights the knobby vegetable. The end result was delicious and velvety, with a rich, celery flavor. The bacon permeates the puree with smokiness and the apple adds a necessary crunch. This would be an elegant start to Thanksgiving dinner or any other formal meal. To meet celery root and see how I made it,

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