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On the spotlight: navette (turnip)

20141025_150457Turnips are called navette in French, rzepa in Polish and Mairübe in German. Before the arrival of the potato in Europe they were very important vegetables. As I got into lazy cooking recently, I rediscovered them for myself. Their very elegant taste – softer than garden radish or horsradish but definetely with a sharp spike – makes them perfect veggies for a salad. Just peel them (they are easy to peel), cut them (they are easy to cut) and put olive oil, lemon juice and salt on them. Any yoghurt dressing or sweet dressing will do as well. It tastes just magnificent. Last but not least – you can store them for weeks, so it is a really good vegetable for lazy cooks 😉

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  1. And nabo in Portugal!

    Delicious vegetable but my first memory of them is not eating them but dressing up as one on a village float when my primary school re-told the tale of The Enormous Turnip!

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