The great and unknown…kohlrabi! / Tajemnost kedlubnyThe great and unknown...kohlrabi! | Czechmatediary
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The great and unknown…kohlrabi! / Tajemnost kedlubny

kohlrabiMost Americans are not at all familiar with kohlrabi. No, it’s not the second most common Jewish name or some new kid’s card game. It is a vegetable which the Czechs and Slovaks are very fond of. In fact, we are so fond of it, that I am growing it in my garden! Granted, half of them got pulled down by those damn gofers but the other half ended up in our bellies (including our guinea pig).

I strongly suggest if you have a little space in your garden that you plant some of those seedlings so you can experience the refreshing taste of it. You can eat it raw (just peel the skin), put it in your salads for extra crunchiness, or you can cook with it. Here is a kohlrabi soup recipe that caught my attention when I was browsing the Czech cooking sites:


  • 2 big potatoes, peeled and diced
  • 2 kohlrabi, peeled and shredded
  • 2 big carrots, peeled and shredded
  • about 3 Tbs of sour cream (depending on your taste)
  • about 1 Tsp of caraway seeds
  • salt, pepper to taste


  1. Boil about 5 cups of water
  2. Add potatoes and seasoning in it and cook it for about 5 minutes
  3. Add the rest of the vegetables and the sour cream
  4. Cook until the potatoes are done
  5. Garnish with parsley and chives

CZ: Nevim jestli jste si vsimli, ale Americane vubec neznaji kedlubnu! Nedavno jsem ji ukazovala jednomu nasemu Americkemu kamaradovi a nevericne se na to koukal jako by to spadlo z vesmiru! Proto jsem se rozhodla je obdarovat jednim zajimavym kedlubnovym receptickem…..;)


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2 comments… add one
  • marina April 29, 2014, 9:30 am

    Our local farm grows it and we get lots each summer. You can also find in Indian produce stores.

  • Cammi Drevo-Amezcua July 15, 2015, 3:11 pm

    Thanks for this recipe! My dad always grew and ate it and I never knew how he knew about it! They must have grown it on the Drevo farm in Nebraska! He ate it right from the plant! I never tried it as it looked alien to me as a kid….but now I’ll have to give it a try! In memory of Dad!

    Cammi Drevo-Amezcua

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