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by Toby Amidor in Healthy Recipes, November 7, 2011
A thick, taupe-hued version of the ubiquitous, snack-friendly carrot, the parsnip is an unsung root vegetable seldom eaten raw. Then winter arrives, and its nutty profile deservedly gets the spotlight in a barrage of hearty soups and braises. But, there are other clever ways to celebrate the parsnip’s complexity this season.
Five nights a week, chef/owner Nicolas Delaroque of Nico in San Francisco serves a five-course tasting menu. Inevitably, parsnips make a cameo this time of the year. “I enjoy their versatility. We can use them in so many types of cooking,” he explains. That’s why he embraces the vegetable’s floral notes and incorporates them into a dessert. One splurge-worthy scoop of brown butter ice cream is dressed with fried parsnip chips and wood sorrel. “Parsnips have a sweet disposition, and with the cozy, warm feel of maple and bourbon, it just makes sense on a cold day.” Read more
by Toby Amidor in Healthy Tips, November 24, 2009
- Alton Brown's Chipotle Smashed Sweet Potatoes
Fall is in full swing and Thanksgiving is around the corner. Fun mash ingredients like potatoes, parsnips, acorn squash, carrots, turnips are all in season. Now’s the time to practice your mashes!
A mash is usually made from vegetables, a touch of liquid like milk or butter, and seasonings. Once you get the hang of it, you can mix and match your favorite veggies and flavors.
The first step is to choose the veggie or veggies to mash. Once you do so, wash, peel, and trim them. Cut into uniform sized pieces so they’re evenly cooked. Be sure the pieces aren’t too small, or they end up absorbing too much water resulting in a runny mash.
by Karen Ostergren in Uncategorized, November 21, 2009
There’s no lack of choices at Thanksgiving, but certain seasonal foods should take top priority. If you’re going to indulge, why not fill up on the flavor-filled, good-for-you stuff? Here’s our top 10 picks for your plate.
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by Dana Angelo White in Uncategorized, November 17, 2009
Thanksgiving is just a few days away! This week’s list of reader comments has two Turkey Day favorites — mashed potatoes and gravy — covered. Plus, an idea for the vegetarians and vegans. How are you keeping the holiday healthy?
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by Toby Amidor in In Season, March 24, 2009
They might look like pale versions of carrots, but these root veggies have a flavor all their own. Here are five recipes to help you get better acquainted with this intriguing fall veggie.
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Every time I buy parsnips at my local market, the checkout person asks, “What’s that?” Parsnips are underappreciated and foreign to some, but they’re a flavorful option for soups, stews and side dishes.
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