How to cook with root vegetables TURNIPS Are great under rated vegetable, not only for roasting but try slow braising and add flavoursome addition to winter soup, especially chicken noodle soup. Just peel and chop. Yum! PARSNIPS Has a sweet unique flavour, try instead of potato. You can mash, roast , as wedges and our favourite, as fried crisps for garnishing some of our seasonal winter fork foods. For that added texture! Try peeling, slice lenghtways, lashing of olive oil, garlic, season with flake salt, a drizzle of maple syrup then roast until tender and golden.