Why do turnips remind us of Dickens? Because they contributed to the English Industrial Revolution. Viscount “Turnip” Townshend introduced turnips into the four-field crop rotation, allowing for more food production. This enabled many farmers to find work in the textile mills. Turnip roots and leaves are highly nutritious for all working people.
Preparation: Simply wash, peel, and cook turnips as you would potatoes.
Storage: Store turnips in a cool, dry, dark place for a week or two. If turnips have greens, remove them before storing turnips and prepare them as you would any cooking greens.