• Posted by Califia Suntree on September 26th, 2008, 4:34 PM

    According to an article in the London Telegraph, sales of turnips have gone up 75% in the UK over the past year. It marks an interesting side-effect of the current economic calamity—the resurgence of a “credit crunch vegetable,” as per one turnip farmer. Turnips haven’t been popular in the UK since WWII when the kingdom OD’d on the hearty root, one of very few foodstuffs available. Meanwhile, over at the Guardian, a Scottish writer bemoans these as rooty impostors—not true neeps (as the Scots call them), but rather some insipid white radishy things. You can’t mash those up with tatties and make a true clapshot! Anyway, let’s see how else our economic collapse effects our diets—Americans should probably start developing a tooth for neeps.

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