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Author:  Desdemona [ Sun Nov 04, 2012 7:56 am ]
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interrobang?! wrote:
Further, whenever I hear (well, read) the word 'rutabaga', I can't help but get this in my head:
"how 'bout rutabagas?!"

One of my all time favorite Sesame Street bits ever. The best part is when the librarian just loses his shiitake and then gets "sshhhed." BOOKS!!! JUST BOOKS!
bunniee wrote:
Desdemona wrote:
If I were in England, I would call it swede (as my ex-pat Brit mother did), but here in the US of A, I would call it a turnip. But by whatever name 'tis clept, it tastes of sadness, disappointment, and broken dreams.
My mother never served turnips when I was growing up, because she hated them. I don't think I have ever tasted a turnip.
Bunniee - are you my long lost child?!

Author:  lisa01 [ Sun Nov 04, 2012 9:20 am ]
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if its covered in wax, its usually a rutabaga/swede. i think they are a bit milder than a turnip. less of that radishy bite.

Author:  Moon [ Sun Nov 04, 2012 9:43 am ]
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interrobang?! wrote:

Further, whenever I hear (well, read) the word 'rutabaga', I can't help but get this in my head:
"how 'bout rutabagas?!"


I forgot how cute Cookie Monster was

Author:  EmperorTomatoKetchup [ Sun Nov 04, 2012 10:14 am ]
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:|

Author:  strawberryrock [ Sun Nov 04, 2012 12:57 pm ]
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Now I'm totally craving rutabaga. I like turnips too though! I like getting a rutabaga and a turnip and a parsnip and a sweet potato and chopping them all up and roasting them. Yum.

Author:  Moon [ Sun Nov 04, 2012 1:43 pm ]
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strawberryrock wrote:
Now I'm totally craving rutabaga. I like turnips too though! I like getting a rutabaga and a turnip and a parsnip and a sweet potato and chopping them all up and roasting them. Yum.


This sounds like a plan

Author:  Arisaig [ Sun Nov 04, 2012 10:16 pm ]
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I call them turnips though I know that officially they are "rutabagas". Everyone calls them turnips here, unless we are speaking French and then they are naveau or navet.

I agree with whoever said to boil them for a long time then mash with marg, salt and pepper, with a spoonful of brown sugar. Delicious. Or add them to stews.

Author:  Rhizopus Oligosporus [ Sun Nov 04, 2012 10:28 pm ]
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Arisaig, if you all call rutabagas "turnips" even though you know they are rutabagas, what do you call turnips?

Author:  sisterlegume [ Sun Nov 04, 2012 10:44 pm ]
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A rutabaga looks like a dirty, shriveled up, old turnip. Turnips are pretty.

Author:  Desdemona [ Sun Nov 04, 2012 11:11 pm ]
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Turnip is a dish fit only for Puritans. It's a historically documented fact!


Author:  Butternut [ Sun Nov 04, 2012 11:15 pm ]
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I don't know why I feel compelled to keep checking to see whether turnip or rutabaga is winning the poll.

Author:  Arisaig [ Sun Nov 04, 2012 11:39 pm ]
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Rhizopus Oligosporus wrote:
Arisaig, if you all call rutabagas "turnips" even though you know they are rutabagas, what do you call turnips?

We don't eat turnips, they are disgusting. Because we have never eaten them.

Author:  Butternut [ Mon Nov 05, 2012 12:26 am ]
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Just for the record I think it's a rutabaga.

I haven't eaten many rutabagas, only when in the CSA box. They were okay. Turnips, on the other hand, can be quite delectable, especially when you get them young and not too large. Turnip greens are soooooo good. Love me some turnip greens, more than the root itself.

Author:  Pia [ Mon Nov 05, 2012 5:41 am ]
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Its a Swede! - lovely mashed with lots of blackpepper and covered in gravy (the chickpea gravy from AFR would be my choice)

Turnips are white and taste vile - unless they are pickled in the middle eastern fashion, that seems to make them acceptable.

Author:  8ball [ Mon Nov 05, 2012 6:37 am ]
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I love swede! Especially mashed with carrot, Pure, salt and pepper with my roast dinner. Yum!

Author:  rhelune [ Tue Nov 06, 2012 9:41 am ]
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I've eaten fresh turnips only as a kinpira with curry powder and liked it. Turnips fermented in the same way as sauerkraut, saure rüben, are more popular than fresh here. Saure rüben are often used in jota stew instead of sauerkraut.

I like Swedes / rutabagas glazed with orange juice.

Author:  Pia [ Tue Nov 06, 2012 1:59 pm ]
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Image

thats a turnip! (and Wikipedia concurs :) )

Author:  EmperorTomatoKetchup [ Tue Nov 06, 2012 2:18 pm ]
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Pia wrote:
Image

thats a turnip! (and Wikipedia concurs :) )

yes.

if you call this thing a turnip, and you also call a rutabaga/swede/orangey-yellow-root-vegetable-thing a turnip... doesn't that, like, cause problems in communication?

Author:  Pia [ Tue Nov 06, 2012 2:52 pm ]
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the yellow orange thing is a Swede. simple :)

BUT then the Scottish got involved with their calling one of them 'neeps' - But I think if the only people who do anything interesting with turnips are the middle eastern's and they pickle turnips - and turnips in this case being the white/pink vegetable then they should be followed.

I can't imagine pickled swede tasting nice, its too peppery... and wouldn't take on the pickled pink colour either

no idea what a rutabadga thing is tho...

Author:  acr [ Wed Nov 07, 2012 10:00 am ]
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i really like the word "neep." i'd like to use it for something--but not this something, obviously, as it is a rutabaga.

Author:  Desdemona [ Wed Nov 07, 2012 12:50 pm ]
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EmperorTomatoKetchup wrote:
Pia wrote:
Image

thats a turnip! (and Wikipedia concurs :) )

yes.

if you call this thing a turnip, and you also call a rutabaga/swede/orangey-yellow-root-vegetable-thing a turnip... doesn't that, like, cause problems in communication?
No, because they are all absolutely vile and suitable only to avert starvation, should there be no other alternative.

Author:  Cornelie [ Thu Nov 08, 2012 8:52 am ]
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Desdemona wrote:
EmperorTomatoKetchup wrote:
Pia wrote:
Image

thats a turnip! (and Wikipedia concurs :) )

yes.

if you call this thing a turnip, and you also call a rutabaga/swede/orangey-yellow-root-vegetable-thing a turnip... doesn't that, like, cause problems in communication?
No, because they are all absolutely vile and suitable only to avert starvation, should there be no other alternative.

Blasphemy!

Author:  Arlyss [ Thu Nov 08, 2012 10:03 am ]
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Butternut wrote:
Turnip greens are soooooo good. Love me some turnip greens, more than the root itself.


I haven't seen very many turnip greens this year - mostly kale and collards at the produce stand.

My grandmother used to cook rutabagas when I was a kid and I hated them. I'm willing to try them again, just not sure where to start.

Author:  Ruby Rose [ Thu Nov 08, 2012 12:57 pm ]
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Round here it's a wurzel, or mangelwurzel. The band is named in their honour:

[youtube]http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=rdDTOkuU3Bs[/youtube]

Author:  Moon [ Thu Nov 08, 2012 3:21 pm ]
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There is a huge arse rutabaga on the counter in my inlaws' kitchen right now. It's some big nasty looking pile and yet I want to steal and eat. Want want! Eat eat!

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