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A Guide to Winter Root Vegetables

Can You Identify Root Vegetables?

As California chef Annie Somerville put it, some living forces actually flourish during frosty weather. Case in point: easy-to-prepare root vegetables are incredibly fresh right now.

These tubers are typically firm to the touch, making them perfect candidates for soups, stews, and long braises.

But at times, it can be hard to set them all straight. Can you ID your Winter vegetables? Our quiz is the only way to find out. I'm rooting for you!

Can You Identify Root Vegetables?

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danakscully64 danakscully64 5 years
Mixed up the turnip and rutabaga too. Never heard of a sunchoke either. I got 7/10.
CiaoBella2 CiaoBella2 5 years
9/10 not to shabby.. drizzle a bit of evoo + s&p on top of all and roast, yum!
amber512 amber512 5 years
I hadn't heard of sunchoke or lotus root.
Tiffdoestris Tiffdoestris 5 years
The photo at the beginning of this post is one of's and doesn't appear to be credited.
Sherellj Sherellj 7 years
some of these are new to me
mommie mommie 7 years
I don't cook roots much so some looked alike to me. 6/10, not great for someone like me who has cooked lots.
AmberHoney AmberHoney 7 years
8/10 I love all the root buddies, especially roasted with cheesy sauce. Kraft has a great recipe for that on it's website. I think it's called Roasted Root Veggies - I know you all coulda figgered that out.
doogirl doogirl 7 years
8/10, not too bad! There are a couple that I wasn't familiar with, so I'm going to hunt them down!
lms lms 7 years
9/10...i surprised myself.
Food Food 7 years
Soniabonya, I agree. The turnip and rutabaga is hard!
Soniabonya Soniabonya 7 years
Mixed up the turnip and rutabaga. darn.
iriegurl23 iriegurl23 7 years
Of course I would get the most common ones wrong!
RoaringSilence RoaringSilence 7 years
I haven't even heard of most of these! Apart from celery, carrots and ginger, you can't get the other ones in Germany, either, as far as I know.
CoconutPie CoconutPie 7 years
I did alright. I've been cooking with swedes a lot lately. It's delicious.
mamasitamalita mamasitamalita 7 years
I love all of these
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