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Lidia Bastianich is an Emmy award-winning television host, best-selling cookbook author, and restaurateur. She has held true to her Italian roots and culture, which she proudly and warmly invites her fans to experience.
 
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Turnips
A member of the cabbage family, turnips are similar in appearance to such root vegetables as rutabagas...
 
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Lidia's Commonsense Italian Cooking
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February 28, 2014
Turnips

A member of the cabbage family, turnips are similar in appearance to such root vegetables as rutabagas and swedes (originally Swedish turnips). Turnips play an important role in Friulian cuisine, especially the form called brovada, which are turnips that have fermented for several months, as a way to preserve them and to develop a pronounced and appetizing acidity. Brovada is incorporated in many dishes, grated and braised with sausages and other meats in soups, or just as a tangy and healthful vegetable.