[Sca-cooks] armored turnips

Saint Phlip phlip at 99main.com
Sun Nov 4 15:40:25 PST 2007

Well, I've figured out why many of you might find that taste so
horrible. My local supermarket has been selling rutabagas as turnips.
Those of you who don't know the difference are certainly not going to
be helped by supermarkets that mislabel them like that.

Did, however, do a bit of research, attempting to discover the REASON
rutabagas around here are labelled turnips. Apparently the Brits, and
by extension, the Canadians, call what I call rutabagas, turnips. They
ARE related, but the difference in taste and intensity of flavor is
rather like the difference between a sweet pepper and a hot pepper.

A proper turnip is sweet and tender enough to slice and eat raw. Older
ones, which are usually bigger ones, and rutabagas are much stronger
flavored, and much more bitter.

On 11/4/07, Stefan li Rous <StefanliRous at austin.rr.com> wrote:
> Lady Jenne McGill mentioned:
> <<< I love armored turnips as a dish, and all the
> variants give here are a wonderful treasure trove of alternatives. So
> I will be trying some of them! >>>
> I have used the messages recently posted here as a starting point for
> a new Florilegium file, armored-turnips-msg, or something similar.
> Most of the information I previously had collected on armored
> turnips, including info on how to reduce that horri, er, distinct
> turnip taste less prevalent, will also get moved to this new file. In
> the meantime, perhaps the info and various armored turnip redactions
> in this file might be of interest to you.
> turnips-msg       (62K)  1/17/05    Turnips in period. Recipes.
> http://www.florilegium.org/files/FOOD-VEGETABLES/turnips-msg.html
> Stefan

Saint Phlip

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