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Forgotten Vegetables

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Forgotten Vegetables

Turnips

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The term forgotten vegetables has become a buzzword in Dutch culinary circles as formerly unfashionable veg come back into vogue. Buzzword or not, I think variety is the spice of life, so I could not welcome this trend more.

It can be a lot of fun trying out some of these rather odd-looking vegetables, knowing that while they seem new, they are actually quite old. Look out for them at (organic) supermarkets, farmers markets and wholefood stores.

Some examples of forgotten vegetables:

  • Beets
  • Black salsify
  • Black radish
  • Celeriac
  • Crosne
  • Jerusalem Artichokes
  • Kohlrabi
  • Parsnips
  • Purslane
  • Samphire/sea beans
  • Sorrel
  • Swede
  • Turnips
  • Turnip-rooted parsley
  • Turnip tops/greens
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