Since we are celebrating root vegetables at Fall Fest this week, I decided it was time explore the world of the rutabaga. Up until recently, the only thing I knew about rutabagas is that they live next to turnips in the produce section at the grocery store. And I know nothing about turnips.
But thanks to the internet, I now know that rutabagas are a root vegetable that supposedly evolved from a cross between a wild cabbage and a turnip. They look a lot like a turnip, but are yellow instead of white and have a rougher skin. The flavor is supposed to be sweeter than a turnip. Rutabagas can be prepared in many different ways, but mashed or roasted seem to be the most popular ways to go. Continue reading →