Celeriac – I love this vegetable, it’s got a fantastic distinctive flavor and for me always marks the beginning of Autumn.

Celeriac & cheese soup – Autumn is here, try this simple soup to keep you going on a cold day


1 tbsp Irish butter

3 sliced Irish onions.

500g floury potatoes, peeled and diced

2 celeriac (1kg/2lbs 4oz in total) peeled and diced

1L chicken or vegetable stock (from a cube is fine)

4 sage leaves

200g mature Irish cheddar, diced


In a large pot melt the butter. Add the onions and cook until softened, but not coloured. Add the potato, celeriac, the liter of stock & 4 sage leaves. Bring to the boil and simmer gently for about 30 mins, until the celeriac is tender and the potato is collapsing. Remove and discard sage leaves. Blend the soup until smooth and creamy consistency then stir in the cheese just before you’re ready to eat