Making soup while listening to a CD from 1992, on a Discman of that same era.

"Concerts A Deux Violes Esgales
Du Sieur de Sainte Colombe"
(Tome II) by Jordi Savall and Wieland Kuijken

Very beautiful music for two viola da gamba

This is one of the five tracks on that CD:

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The soup is what I call a "good housekeeping" soup, to use up stuff that needs eating. In this case a tin of pumpkin, a swede that the shop delivered by mistake and some wilting celery.
I add some carrots, ginger and garlic and various spices and sources of umami.

The spices and umami is probably the most important part of the recipe.

In this case, I used some dried mushrooms; ground coriander, cumin and turmeric; doenjang (a Korean miso-style condiment) and a little doubanjiang (a Chinese spicy broad bean condiment).

@wim_v12e There are that many surplus swedes round your way? Wow. Is that why Claes is in HK?
Really, I'm not familiar with that usage - what is it?

@Gemlog :-) I don't think they would like them in the UK if it was. But no, it is short for "swedish turnip".

@wim_v12e @Gemlog We call them rutabagas where I live, maybe because our region had so many surplus Swedes last century that they decided they should start cooking the surplus rutabagas instead and avoid all the misunderstandings. 😉

@Gemlog @wim_v12e What, “yellow turnips”? I was thinking of getting some big rutabagas to carve and hang in my porch for Halloween.

@Fritillaria2 @wim_v12e
IDK. While I'm not opposed to eating them (or anything else) when it's served to me, I don't think I've ever bought one myself.

@Gemlog @Fritillaria2 Neither have I, they delivered it by mistake, I'd asked for celeriac.

I was kidding , but I had to look it up ;-)
Despite sharing one language, some words just aren't used by one or the other of us. Pulses is another one.

@Gemlog What do you call it then? Celeriac is what it's called in the shops here. I think of it as "knolselder". For most vegetables that I knew before I came to live here, I use the Flemish names. But I had never heard of swedes before I moved here.


@Fritillaria2 @wim_v12e
Well. If Sarah has it, then we probably do too and I'm simply ignorant of it.

Nope. I only went to Safeway, but they didn't have any. I'll keep my eye out at the other two we have another day.
BTW, @Fritillaria2 , safeway in canada is now owned by Sobey's and safeway in the usa is now Albertson's. Go figure.


@Gemlog @Fritillaria2 @wim_v12e Over here in Edmonton I've never seen celeriac in normal grocery stores, but it's fairly common in more boutique, especially organic-focused, ones.

@keithzg @Fritillaria2
So maybe all the supermarkets in WA are the lah-dee-dah kind then :-)

I call it celeriac now - I'm not familiar with it at all! :-)
It may have been there in the shops this entire time w/o my noticing it though or, perhaps, glancing at it and thinking it was something else.

@Fritillaria2 @wim_v12e @Gemlog Also rutabaga in my childhood, possibly because cartoonist Walt Kelly liked the word:

My family used to quote another punchline, "Stolen fruits are sweeter -- but stolen rutabaga?" but I can't find that online.

@wim_v12e "Good housekeeping" is a better word for that than "fridge cleaner", which is what my household has settled on.

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