10 years ago I went into any grocery store in America and I could get a parsnip.

10 years ago I went into any grocery store in America and I could get a parsnip. I've been to over 20 distinct grocery stores in the past year and haven't seen any parsnips. What gives, I miss putting parsnips in my soups.

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  1. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Deep in my mind I can taste strange flavours,
    Flavours that are out of this store...

  2. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Parsnips aren't subsidised like HFCS is. So now we cope and call them europoor food and hide our fat heads in our McDonalds trough.

  3. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I'll keep a lookout next time I go to the store OP

  4. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Publix stocks them

  5. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    parsnips are horrible. they're like the moronic love child of a carrot, a moldy potato, and a 10,000 year old flaccid turnip. i will never understand a parsnip. that said, i'm sorry you are unable to locate one. perhaps the market has spoken. perhaps some terrible amalgamation of big agribusiness and an increasingly oligarchic and consolidated national grocery industry has banished them. maybe grown your own? i have to think that anything so horrid tasting must be relatively easy to grow. i can think of no other reason for its existence.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      All those words and I only needed three to know you were wrong.

  6. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Root vegetables outside of carrots and potatoes(which are pantry staples) have gone out of fashion because the omni-availability of literally everything means that they compete against things which used to be seasonal. Additionally, people have moved away from traditional home cooking. Parsnips are woody and unappealing raw, and take quite a while to cook. They work well with roasts or in a root veggie medley, or in soups, but all those things are out of favour. People are much likelier to saute or steam vegetables nowadays, rather than boil or roast which is what parsnips prefer.

    This causes their price to inflate. There's no market for them, so less people produce, so they get expensive, which further suppresses their availability.

    I live in Northern Canada, and the fact that almost everyone is White or Native means that cuisine is a couple decades behind the urban zeitgeist. Additionally, the climate means that you can't get good yields on anything but grains, canola, and root vegetables, so theres lots of local rutabaga, turnips, radishes, parsnips, beets, etc. No one actually grows carrots or potatoes commercially though because its hard to compete with Southern Albert/Idaho/China.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Are you afraid of the guard shooting you for shopping at a place other than Walmart?

  7. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Live somewhere better. Only the value stores (see: ghettomarts) don't carry parsnip in my area. Everything else does. Don't go to SaveALot expecting white people vegetables, kiddo

  8. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    It's my favourite vegetable to put in stew. I love parsnips

  9. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >I've been to over 20 distinct grocery stores in the past year
    I... what? Why? Under what circumstances would you ever need to do this? And don't say to find parsnips, if you go to 5 stores and none have it that's pretty indicative that another 15 won't do the trick.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      I find them at my local meijer and kroger, but it just depends on if they're in season. I love them but my brother hates them so I don't use them as often as I'd like..

      I've done that, it's fun to see the different selections. Although in my case there's usually a lot of ethnic stores in the mix.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >go to restaurant
      >there is a grocery store nearby
      >might as well shop there now so I don't have to go for a separate grocery run

  10. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Some of those aren't parsnips.

  11. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    They don't sell these in my country.

    What are they? Pale carrots?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Kind of, but they're more like a potato than a carrot, and were used alongside Skirret before potatoes were brought over to Europe

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        You've never had a parsnip

        >I've been to over 20 distinct grocery stores in the past year
        I... what? Why? Under what circumstances would you ever need to do this? And don't say to find parsnips, if you go to 5 stores and none have it that's pretty indicative that another 15 won't do the trick.

        Not OP, but there are five supermarkets (eight, if you count Costco, Dollar Tree and Family Dollar) on a three block stretch of a single street where I live. I could easily visit 20 supermarkets in just a couple of hours without even leaving my part of town and have, in fact, done similar in order to stock up when I find good deals.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      minty carrot

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      similar texture & firmness to carrots (albeit with a thin bark on them), less neutral-tasting than other root-vegetables (has a bit of spice to them, similar to arugula or radishes) but otherwise earthy-tasting like a potato or a turnip. they're great

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      It's the halfway point between carrot and ginger

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Not even close.

  12. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >putting parsnips in my soups

  13. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    parsnips are not in season anon. why would they have them???? they are growing, very busy right work and working hard. their return is planned, just wait

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      You've never overwintered a root vegetable before?

  14. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I made some the other night, greens included. Parsnips are underrated!

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      hacking shit with a weedwhacker isn't cooking
      frick off back to Culinaly

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        blasting parsnip greens in a hot wok with sesame-oil, lemon juice & black pepper isn't cooking? thanks for the tip, moron!

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          I didn't know parsnip greens were edible. I thought they were like carrot greens.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            >I thought they were like carrot greens.
            Anon, I…

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Anon carrot greens are edible.

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              >I thought they were like carrot greens.
              Anon, I…

              Just looked into it and yeah, you're right. What was I thinking of, then? I remember some root veg where the greens cause blistering. And no, not nettles. A root veg. I remember that it was specifically said that unlike nettles, blanching won't get rid of whatever it is that causes blistering so it's best to, after pulling them up with gloves on, remove a centimetre down from the top of the root and toss it and its greens aside as green manure or compost.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                You're thinking of wild parsnip. It's an invasive species that's common in the pacific northeast.

                I forgive you, honest mistake.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                The roots are edible? And invasive from where? Cuz I'm from Italy, not PNW.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                You're thinking of wild parsnip. It's an invasive species that's common in the pacific northeast.

                I forgive you, honest mistake.

                Looked that up, too and yup: that's the one. Thanks for correcting me.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                No prob. I actually didn't know about them until now. I'll have to keep my eye out for them now because hey free parsnip.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                Careful, cuz wild parsnip and wild carrot both look like a very poisonous plant related to hemlock, the stuff they made a potion out of to make whatshisname drink to kill himself.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                you thinking of Socrates?

  15. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Parsnips are great in stews and curries. I should try branching out into more parsnip-centric stuff. Maybe something like a parsnip vichy.

  16. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    C19 planned obsolescence destroyed a ton of industries

  17. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Every grocery here in New England has parsnips. The problem is that you are brown and live outside the enclave.

  18. 1 month ago
    Baggie

    Parsnips are white people food. You probably live in an area that has too many minorities.

  19. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    what state are you in? I've never had trouble finding parsnips in (rural) NY, maybe a little less common back in TN

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Black person I literally live like 10 miles from amish country

  20. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Roast whole parsnips like you do with potatoes.
    Thank me later.
    >t.bong

  21. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    not a fan of parsnips personally, I think they are too sweet
    I will tell you this:
    they are incredibly easy to grow
    they grow quickly, need little maintenance, and spread rapidly
    they will take over an area in the span of a couple years if you aren't careful

  22. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    adding some mashed parsnips to mashed potatoes is pretty good, you should try it if you ever find some parsnips again anon

  23. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    all of these people posturing about it being too expensive are funny because they have parsnips at Food 4 less and a bag costs like three dollars. which is expensive but like... it's three dollars

  24. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Never had any problems finding parsnips in Washington or Texas.

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