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Re: Parsnip or Parsley?

According to Jane Grigson, Parsley Root (also called Pietruszka, Hamburg Parsley and Petroseline Wortle) is a different thing altogether from Parsnip (Paternak). If you cook a Parsnip and a Parsley Root and eat them at the same time, you'll notice the difference.

She says it was first brought to the UK from Holland in 1727 but never caught on. It's very popular in an area stretching from North Germany down to Bulgaria (where they batter and deep fry it to serve with yoghurt) and right across Russia. She says it's an essential ingredient of Borscht and Krupnik (her Krupnik recipe seems better than the standard Polish one).

She also gives an interesting recipe for Hamburg Eel Soup with it in.

Re: Parsnip or Parsley?

I guess people add different things to barszcz and krupnik depending on preference. It's like every other dish (Polish or not). Everyone has their own secret ingredients.

I'd agree it's not a popular veg in Poland. I'd never heard of pasternak until this discussion.

Re: Parsnip or Parsley?

But have you heard of Doctor Zhivago?