Soba Noodles with Roasted Roots

 
Soba Noodles with Roasted Roots

February 17th 2012By Levana Kirschenbaum

Roasting the roots intensifies their flavor and is practically all you have to do to make this delicious dish. The cinnamon is a great match for the root flavors. Return to your roots: Would you like to eat the roasted root veggies all by themselves? Go right ahead and snack on them; they are fantastic. Or serve them with roast turkey or chicken. I trust my book amply bears this out: I am crazy about all roots, and why not? Lean, delicious, versatile, incred- ibly nutritious—how can you miss? I run home with all roots—no matter how misshapen and grimy and odd- looking—I find at the market, the way people bring home cast-off, disheveled animals and by dint of love and attention groom them into perfectly domesticated pets. Roots always make me think of the universal line in Psalm 118:23: “Even maasu habonim haita lerosh pina,” which translates as “The stone that the builders discarded has become the cornerstone.” Yes, even humble roots are involved in thrilling rags-to-riches stories!