In today’s Seasonal Pantry, I write about salsify, the earthy root vegetable that has been enjoying a bit of a renaissance. In case you’re not familiar with it, here’s a photo of my recent purchase. Salsify is delicious, healthy and easy to prepare. If you don’t know it, now is a perfect time to discover it. If you do know it and have favorite ways to enjoy it, please share them here.

Orchard Farm salsify, purchased at the Santa Rosa Farmers Market

Today’s column includes recipes for a delicious Potato-Salsify Soup with Leeks & Sorrel and Salsify with Brown Butter, Capers & Green Peppercorns.

And here are several additional recipes from the Seasonal Pantry archives.

Basic Boiled Salsify There’s a trick to keeping salsify white but it’s easy.

Salisfy with Butter, Black Pepper & Parsley What doesn’t taste good in brown butter?

For these three recipes, be sure to consult the variations that follow the main recipe:

Roasted Winter Vegetables with Spinach

Roasted Winter Vegetables with Creamy Polenta or Steamed Wild Rice

Roasted Winter Vegetables with Pearled Barley