A word of Swedish descent, rutabaga is a root vegetable that is a hybrid between the turnip and cabbage. They pack a nutty flavor
The skin should be firm like a turnip, beet, or carrot. Make sure the surface is not soft or spongy.
A very versatile food, rutabaga can be baked and served with other vegetables, boiled and mashed like potatoes, or ground and made into a soup, stew, or casserole. It adds a delicious, nutty flavor to gravy. If all that sounds laborious, snack on it raw!