3/12/18 – Turnips

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Welcome to Five Course Trivia! Five days a week, we’ll post five questions about something from the culinary world, from soup to nuts and all dishes in between.

It’s time to get back to our roots, literally, and ask some questions about turnips. These questions come straight to you fresh, recently fallen of the turnip truck. Enjoy!

1. A traditional Scottish haggis meal is served with two side items, mashed potatoes called “tatties” and mashed turnips called what?

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Question 1

2. Also called a Mexican turnip, what name is given to the plant seen here, popular in Mexican and southeast Asian cuisine, that is a known for its nutrients and prebiotic fiber?

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Question 2

3. Taking its name from German, and popular in the Kashmir and in the US, name the variety of turnip seen here. It is similar in taste to cabbage or collards.

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Question 3

4. What is the probably the most popular type of turnip, whose name comes from the Swedish words for “root” and “short, stumpy object”?

5. Sometimes spelled with two Ks, what name is given to the liquid that is left over after boiling greens like collards or turnips? Often served as a part of soup, this broth is seasoned with salt and pepper, and contains Vitamin K.

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Question 5

ANSWERS BELOW:

1. Neeps
2. Jicama
3. Kohlrabi
4. Rutabaga
5. Pot liquor or pot likkor

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One thought on “3/12/18 – Turnips

  1. Only 2/5 today. Jicama for the win!! I’m kicking myself for not guessing “rootabaga”. 🤦🏻‍♀️
    Shoutout to Carl Sandburg’s “Rootabaga Stories”. 😁

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