Eating Local Year-Round Means White, Red, Blue in Scandinavia

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Root veggies photo
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January - It's all about roots.

Root veggies can be intimidating and a bit bland. But in Scandinavia quite a few organic chefs have taken up the government's efforts with climate-friendly foods as a crusade, and have tried to bring back roasted root veggies and root soups on daily menus. Here are the three big Scandinavian "white" root stars - rutabaga on the right, parsnip below, and celery root (makes a good salad if painstakingly cut into julienned strips) at upper left.

Photo of three common winter root veggies available in Sweden via Plupp plupp @ flickr.