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Mashed Potatoes and Rutabaga (Scottish "Neeps and Tatties")

Maybe there is a genetic reason rutabagas taste bitter to some people. See:
http://faculty.washington.edu/chudler...

Nov 21, 2008
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Mashed Potatoes and Rutabaga (Scottish "Neeps and Tatties")

I should have included instructions for choosing a good rutabaga. Note that when selecting rutabagas from the store, look for firm, evenly colored specimens (If the greens are still attached (hardly ever) the greens should be crisp, not wilted or brown.). They can be stored under refrigeration for about two weeks in a plastic bag. They should be peeled before cooking, as the peel can be woody and bitter and the usual wax coating is nasty. Keep rutabagas away from apples and bananas, both of which emit ethylene gas, which can give the rutabagas a bitter flavor. I have never tasted a bitter rutabaga. Some sources say they are little and bitter when grown in the summer.

Nov 20, 2008
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Mashed Potatoes and Rutabaga (Scottish "Neeps and Tatties")

Oct 30, 2008
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