parsnip

parsnipinfo: Parsnips are a root vegetable similar to carrots with a somewhat stronger flavor.

storage:
Store unwashed in refrigerator crisper drawer where they will keep for 1-2 weeks.

preparation: Wash well in cold water. Trim root end & peel skin. Chop to desired size/consistency.

Parsnips can be sauted, steamed, boiled, or roasted. You can also shred them thinly & add them raw to salads.

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history:

from Eat the Seasons

Parsnips have been cultivated by humans for at least 2,000 years. In ancient times parsnips and carrots were often referred to by the same name (pastinaca was used by Pliny to describe both). The writings of Apicius indicate that the Romans held the parsnip in some esteem.

For centuries in Europe they were a ubiquitous and nutritious staple food. Before sugar was widely available parsnips were used to sweeten dishes such as cakes and jams. …read more