Turnips are root vegetable that are grown in cool weather. They are slightly sweet when cooked with a texture similar to carrots.
Look for smaller turnips that are firm. They should have smooth skin with no blemishes or cuts. If the turnip is small or shriveled that means it has been stored too long and is beginning to rot. Turnips should be stored in the crisper and can stay good for several months.
Turnips can be mashed with potatoes for a delicious mix or they can be stewed. They also make a great creamy soup if you cut them up and simmer them until soft. You can also grill them with a bit of salt and pepper!