Separate the pieces of celery from the root and wash each piece thoroughly. Remove any discolored portions with a knife. Cut off the leaves and keep them for garnishing or for soup. Reserve coarse or broken pieces, leaves, and roots for cooking. Serve all the delicate, crisp pieces uncooked with salt or use them in salads.

Creamed Celery

3 stalks celery

1 recipe medium white sauce

Wash and scrape the celery, cut in 1/2 inch pieces, cover with boiling water, and cook until tender (20-30 minutes), drain and serve with a white sauce, using the water in which the celery has been cooked as stock in the sauce. Serves 6.