Ah, the rutabaga (or swede in the U.K.). They’re ugly. They’re hard to cut into. They’re hard to peel. Most people don’t have a clue what they are. So why bother? Because cooked properly, this ugly vegetable can be really delicious.
I was first introduced to this vegetable as a young girl. My mother was raised in a rural area that had the right type of soil for growing all kinds of root vegetables. In addition to growing carrots and potatoes, most of the local farmers also grew rutabaga. (more…)