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What Is It Wednesday Question

One of my food goals for 2011 was to encourage my family to try new foods. My husband is very adventurous when it comes to food and I wanted to encourage my kids to try some new and some what unusual foods.

I decided a great way to encourage us along the way would be for me to share my journey on this site and I started What Is It Wednesday.

Over the last year we covered twenty-four items for my What Is It Wednesday series. I shared our adventures in trying the celery root pictured above and also pepino melon, green fig, red rice, and many others.

I introduced twenty-four new foods to my family in 2011. And as I look back over the year, and all the new things we tried, I am amazed that we were able to experiment so much.

My family enjoyed trying new things so much that we hope to continue this in 2012. I am not sure how many new things we will give a try, but I hope we can come close to accomplishing what we did last year.

I have really enjoyed sharing our journey of trying new foods with you every Wednesday, but I am wondering if you all have enjoyed it as much as I have.

In other words, I am wondering if this is a weekly feature that you all would like me to continue? Should I keep sharing What Is It Wednesday in 2012? Do you all find it interesting enough for me to continue doing weekly or should I give it up or maybe just do them occasionally instead of like I have been doing?

I would love to hear your thoughts?


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  1. I think my preference would be occasionally vs. weekly.

  2. I vote for occasional, too. Only because it might be hard to find something new and interesting to post EVERY week. I enjoy your what is it posts and wouldn’t mind seeing them every day. 🙂

  3. Personally, I love it weekly. 🙂

  4. Any time would be good. I was intimidated by artichokes a few months ago, but tried brussel sprouts again a few weeks ago and they weren’t too bad. Maybe fresh vs. frozen makes a difference. I want to try celery root. I also think Jicama is underrated. I liked it raw when I tried it a few years ago. I need to try that one again. I also like dicon radishes.

    One of the things that really got us trying new things was participating in Bountiful Baskets, a local weekly food co-op. It was fun to be surprised and a good deal.

  5. I like it weekly, some of the things you have found are way out of my zone, but I like learning about the foods. It would be great if you could post one recipe for each new thing. 🙂

  6. I love it weekly! It never fails to inspire me to try new things with family as well.

  7. I love love love it, but I found it hard to wait a week to find out what it was…I guess I am too impatient. I did really enjoy the series though. I hope you continue it.

  8. I think it’s fun to see new stuff. Anytime is fine. Mix it up.
    You’ve had me stumped several times.
    I believe this is a rhutabaga. If so, they are kind of fun to grow.

  9. I love it weekly! I learn so much, and enjoy the adventure!! :o)

  10. I love it weekly…I seriously never know what it is and I love learning about the new foods!

  11. I really like the weekly articles especially when they are in season and I can locate them and know what I am looking for. I think this is a keeper and I have learned so much about things I’ve seen and didn’t know even how to look them up. Thanks for the great work!

  12. Is this celeriac?

  13. I loved this series. In my area it is harder to find different foods, but I love to try new things. Keep up the series because many of us have learned to try “odd” foods.

  14. Keep up the series because not only is it interesting but how many more items can you find to keep it going 😉

  15. Sarah Cassill says

    I love it! But don’t stress yourself out trying to find something new EVERY week!

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