Rachel's Blog: Whither celeriac?

Tue, 21 Nov 2006
You know in The Day of the Triffids, where you know the dystopia has reached its nadir, because the army is trying to make blind people subsist on watery triffids? That was based on John Wyndham's experience with black salsify. No, of course I am not telling the truth, but it could be true.

Zoe Williams throws out the swede, but shares tips for consuming the other vegetables in the box.

There is really nothing you can do with alfalfa apart from use it as a beard for your other vegetables. I mean a decorative beard, not a metaphorical beard, to make people believe that the other vegetables aren't gay.