was needed this past week of the fauxstorm. So, your faithful veggie lady is penning this epistle with a moderately-priced glass of pinot grigio on a late Friday afternoon. The following rutabaga trivia will make you (and your glass of moderately-priced pinot grigio) the life of the party.
Rutabagas may have evolved from a cross between a wild cabbage and a turnip. It has a delicate, mildly sweet flavor well-suited for stews. We like cooking and mashing them like potatoes. In fact, potatoes are going to seem awfully bland after you have imbibed the ‘baga.
Now, some trivia…
- Which of the following is true?
- Before the colored Easter Egg, children hunted for rutabagas.
- Pre industrial revolution, bad children received rutabagas in their Christmas stockings.
- The precursor to the Halloween pumpkin, was the Halloween rutabaga.
Here are some fun facts:
- We actually used to have Halloween rutabagas.
- They’re also known as swedes and neeps.
- They contain 42% daily recommended amount of Vitamin C.
This Week’s Field Goods Favorite
You guessed it… Rutabaga!
Yes, she is pretty darn ugly. But as we know, it is personality that counts. This hunk ‘o vegetable is also known in the rest of the world as swedes.