Raw, adjective: 1. uncooked, as articles of food: a raw carrot.
Saw this article in the NYT last week, and after a weekend heavy with stuffing and feta cheese and bundt cakes, it was the first thing I thought of on waking this morning. Now all I want is a nice counterbalance of greens and veggies and simplicity. (This whole "season structured around consumption" thing doesn't do much for me.)
So I revisited this short recipe for fennel and celery salad, and it looks super easy, refreshing, and incredibly healthy. I mean, even I can make this, painlessly, and with no cooking involved. Read the quick article (including excellent suggestions for additions and alternatives) and take a few minutes to watch the accompanying (and surprisingly funny) video. You might learn a little something about a gadget called a mandoline.
(Also, did you know fennel is on the list of WH Foods?)
Fennel (WH Foods)