Recently, Saveur's Helen Rosner lent some credibility to the crudité, lovingly articulating why the vegetable arrangement holds a special place in her heart. For Rosner, it all started with radishes.
Here at HuffPost Taste, we count ourselves among the weirdos who eat more celery and carrot sticks alongside hot wings than most people. We gravitate toward crudités at parties, and have long maintained that they are one of the secrets to throwing a great dinner party. With Thanksgiving and Hanukkah around the corner, and Christmas following quickly on their heels, we want to again stress that you should never underestimate the crudité platter. The ingredients are cheap and abundant, dips are a great way to feed a crowd, and depending on the kind of party you are throwing, these might be the only vegetables you eat all night.
In case you need further convincing, we found 15 occasions upon which crudité was the prettiest thing on the table.