Said to have grown wild in Asia and the Middle East for centuries, this vegetable resembles an elongated bunch of common celerybut its stalks are slimmer, the leaves dark green and parsleylike. Asian celery can be found in some specialty produce markets. Choose firm stalks with no sign of browning. Store airtight in the refrigerator for up to 1 week. May be used fresh or cooked, the same as common celery.
From The Food Lover's Companion, Fourth edition by Sharon Tyler Herbst and Ron Herbst. Copyright © 2007, 2001, 1995, 1990 by Barron's Educational Series, Inc.