Granted, I love root vegetables. Potatoes, carrots, celery root, parsnip—I could eat these year round. But rutabaga? Turnip? Didn’t these things go out of style after World War I?
Maybe I was feeling a little cocky from the kale soup, but this is the vegetable equivalent of trying to compete in the Indy 500 with a learner’s permit. Not only are both turnip and rutabaga members of the much-maligned (by me) brassica family, but even people who love vegetables of every taste and texture have trouble with those two.