Sturdy root vegetables are powerhouse components ripe for increased VIP treatment at mealtime. Widely available at a low cost and long lasting if stored properly, these veg—including familiar crops like beets and carrots, as well as bulbs like onions, rhizomes like sunchokes and beyond—are both rich in vital nutrients and beneficial to the environment overall.
And if you’re worried about how to pair them with wine, don’t be. Like other vegetables, roots are quite versatile and yield easily to a range of culinary treatments and seasonings that can pacify their green or bitter notes, amp up brighter tastes or highlight satisfyingly rich components. In other words, they couple nicely with a glass or two.
Ahead, three recipes that put root vegetables front and center, with red and white wine pairings to match.