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Re: Where can I find swede (the vegetable)?

I thought in French it was called navet?
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Re: Where can I find swede (the vegetable)?

I think they are called Steckrüben or gelbe Kohlrüben. I used to buy smaller ones than sold in England at Bürkliplatz market in Zürich. I think the market is held on Tuesday and Friday morning.
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Re: Where can I find swede (the vegetable)?

Navet it is. Panais is parsnip.
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Re: Where can I find swede (the vegetable)?

I've seen them more often in Geant, the French Casino supermarket in Saint Louis, north of Basel. But again not all the time. I was lucky enough to get one in January to go with the haggis. (I always thought it was neeps?)
Mmm wanting some haggis now!
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Old 03.10.2011, 23:08
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Re: Where can I find swede (the vegetable)?

All the vegetable markets will be selling these from about now until about Easter, most winter root
vegetables seem to be more popular in the west,

http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandsty...wede-or-turnip

If you cannot find them, print the picture and take it with you and order them.

(I have always called them the opposite names, I accept The Guardian as the authority

it turns out, southerners and northerners, along with Scottish and Irish folk - sadistically switch the
names for turnip and swede just to mess with our minds. Also, I hate turnips. Or is that swedes?
)
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Re: Where can I find swede (the vegetable)?

Swedes (Swedish Turnips, aka Rutabagas) are basically yellow fleshed turnips, larger than the white fleshed ones, but similar in taste and usage.

Other than for color or carving possibilities, they can be interchanged freely.

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Re: Where can I find swede (the vegetable)?

My whole childhood eating juicy orange turnip and now it turns out to be a swede? I thought swedes were posh root veg?
No way! We ate turnips, good down to earth turnips, not posh toff's nosh.
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Re: Where can I find swede (the vegetable)?

Thanks everyone, I will try some markets and see what I can find!
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Re: Where can I find swede (the vegetable)?

They are called Weisse Rüben. The locals carve them and sticka candle in it for Räbeliechtli, the festival here in the german speaking part around November.

They are mostly sold in Supermarkets around end October and November.

If there is a local Veg grocer, you could ask him, there was one here in Hinwil, and if you had aspecial request he would always get it for you when he went to he market.



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Re: Where can I find swede (the vegetable)?

I love swedes/turnips, really delicious. The more pungent, the better! My mum makes this amazing Punjabi swede pickle and it's absolutely fantastic. Next time I see some swedes in the market, I'll be making it. Plus, it keeps in the fridge for quite a while. Highly enjopable with a hot curry. Here's a version of the recipe:

http://fatmanyash.com/2009/03/31/gaj...winter-pickle/


Some more good recipes on this site:
http://www.turniprecipes.co.uk/
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Re: Where can I find swede (the vegetable)?

I can't think of Turnip without thinking of this...

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They are called Weisse Rüben.

Err, no. Whatever they're called, they're not called "white" anything, except perhaps by the Farbenblindegemüsehändlerverein.


Apparently, there's some really very complicated technical reason for this - I have a vague recollection that it was something to do with their being an orangey-yellow...



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Apparently, there's some really very complicated technical reason for this - I have a vague recollection that it was something to do with their' being an orangey-yellow...
The turnips I know are white when cooked, though the skin has a gradient from purple to white!

Here is a typical turnip soup from my homeland:



The turnip is the white cubes swimming with the white beans and carrot cubes. The yellow colour of the soup itself is the potatoe consommé.
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The turnips I know are white when cooked, though the skin has a gradient from purple to white!
Yes, that's as may be - but the OP's question wasn't anything to do with turnip (Brassica rapa), they asked very specifically about swede (Brassica napobrassica)
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Yes, that's as may be - but the OP's question wasn't anything to do with turnip (Brassica rapa), they asked very specifically about swede (Brassica napobrassica)
You making me confuuuuuuuuuuuuused

In the link here, it really looks like a "normal" turnip... Are both white and yellow so similar when uncooked? (wanted to do a portuguese soup for some friends, and would be odd when the turnip turns orange )

http://www.hub-uk.com/vegetables/swede.htm
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Re: Where can I find swede (the vegetable)?

Our "turnips" didn't turn orange, they already were orange! So no danger!
(Mind you it is even more upsetting to me now, in my pre-senile state, to find my beloved childhood turnip hasn't turned just orange if not into a swede, a change of class and nationality as well!)
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Err, no. Whatever they're called, they're not called "white" anything, except perhaps by the Farbenblindegemüsehändlerverein.


Apparently, there's some really very complicated technical reason for this - I have a vague recollection that it was something to do with their being an orangey-yellow...



errr yes, they are, called Weisse Rüben, http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Herbstr%C3%BCbe

if you are sending a non native German speaker to the local super, you would better give them the RIGHT info, because there are also Gelbe Rüben being sold.
Rübe refers to all Root Vegetables, FYI
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Re: Where can I find swede (the vegetable)?

You can buy them in the big Kaufland in Konstanz (Germany), when they are in season. www.kaufland.de - Carl-benz-straße 22, Konstanz +49 7531 8199280
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errr yes, they are, called Weisse Rüben, http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Herbstr%C3%BCbe
Those are turnips, not swedes!

Turnips are white inside, swedes yellow, outside more or less the same.

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Re: Where can I find swede (the vegetable)?

Interesting.

Why do the northern Brits have it backwards?

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