Turnips quotes

Turnips quotes by topic: Food and turnips, Meat and turnips, Gardening and turnips, Art and turnips, Turnips features, Cooking and turnips, Vegetables and turnips, Potatoes and turnips, People and turnips, Attitude to turnips, Women and turnips, Diet and turnips, Men and turnips, Turnip reputation, Vegetable garden and turnips, Blood and turnips.

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Food and turnips

A man can’t know what turnips are in perfection without mustard. (Mark Twain)

A rich smoke rises swirling from the soup abundantly garnished with cabbage, turnips and other vegetables. (Théophile Gautier)

Instead of cake there are grapes and fruit in vases. Make sure the peaches are ripe. Green peach is the same as turnip. Yes, put two pineapples… with herbs, for decoration! (Alexander Ostrovsky)

We have just discovered in Prussia the art of extracting abundant and excellent sugar from turnips. (Jacques-Henri Bernardin de Saint-Pierre)

With carrots red, and turnips white,
And leeks, Cadwallader’s delight,
And all the savory crop that vie
To please the palate and the eye. (James Grainger)

Meat and turnips

To him who is stinted of food a boiled turnip will relish like a roast fowl. (Saadi)

When we turn a turnip, we think of the meat that we can buy with the fee. And it’s going well, I don’t have a delicate stomach. (Jean-Pierre Marielle)

The swift December dusk had come tumbling clownishly after its dull day and, as he stared through the dull square of the window of the schoolroom, he felt his belly crave for its food. He hoped there would be stew for dinner, turnips and carrots and bruised potatoes and fat mutton pieces to be ladled out in thick peppered flourfattened sauce. Stuff it into you, his belly counselled him. (James Joyce)

I’m at home,” answered the Swabian: “Only turnips,
Yes, I ate sauerkraut,
But if I had meat for dinner,
Then, of course, I would have stayed at home. (Heinrich Heine)

Gardening and turnips

Turnips can be sown in two seasons: spring and late summer. (Félix Boncenne)

I promised you to send you excellent turnip seeds. But I learned that 1 it was much too late to sow turnips… (Gustave Flaubert)

The turnip cannot thrive in the tulips patch of soil. (Jessie Burton)

My carrots will be coral pink,
My turnips ivory;
And I’ll forget my pen and ink,
And office slavery. (Robert William Service)

Quotes about gardening

Art and turnips

The well-painted turnip is better than the poorly painted Madonna. (Max Liebermann)

It’s better to be naked in a masterpiece than dressed in a turnip. (Victoria Abril)

I cultivate my garden. And in my professional life as in my garden square, I have every intention of excluding turnips! (Louis de Funes)

A head full of cabbage and turnips – with a lot of madness too – is the best breeding ground for creative processes. (Erwin Koch)

Turnips features

The turnip, sometimes referred to as rabioule or turnep (in English turnip ), is cultivated for its fleshy taproot which is consumed after cooking. (O. Bussard)

In many ways, turnips are the unsung heroes of the root crop universe. They don’t have the ad budget potatoes have, or the glamorous appearance of carrots, but they shouldn’t be underestimated. They’re high in vitamins and minerals, low in sugar, and taste delicious roasted, caramelized, or mashed with a pound of butter. (Abbi Waxman)

[There is] one distinctly human thing – the story. There can be as good science about a turnip as about a man…. [Or philosophy, or theology]…There can be, without any question at all, as good higher mathematics about a turnip as about a man. But I do not think, though I speak in a manner somewhat tentative, that there could be as good a novel written about a turnip as a man. (Gilbert K. Chesterton)

Cooking and turnips

François’ grouse were plunged into the kettle. These, seasoned with wild onions, nasturtium, and prairie-turnips—which Lucien had gathered along the route,—made a dish that was far from unpalatable. (Mayne Reid)

Pyp had stabbed a turnip with his knife. “The night is dark and full of turnips,” he announced in a solemn voice. “Let us all pray for venison, my children, with some onions and a bit of tasty gravy. (George R. R. Martin)

A lot of chefs don’t have a natural sense of economy. I was with one guy the other day and I had to show him how to peel a turnip, because the way he was peeling turnips, he was throwing half of it in the garbage. It’s not about being cheap. It’s about being proper. (Daniel Boulud)

Vegetables and turnips

Pliny the Elder considered the turnip the most important vegetable of his day, because “its utility surpasses that of any other plant’s.” Say what you want about Pliny the Elder… he was a man who knew his vegetables. (Abbi Waxman)

We could hear, on the pavement, the crunching of the wheels of the tall carts loaded with cabbages, turnips, leeks, carrots… (Francis Carco)

All garden vegetables
are ripe; children are running around,
some with turnips, some with carrots,
shelling sunflowers… (Nikolai Nekrasov)

Quotes about vegetables

Potatoes and turnips

If there were only turnips and potatoes in the world, someone would complain that plants grow the wrong way. (Georg C. Lichtenberg)

I was raised almost entirely on turnips and potatoes, but I think that the turnips had more to do with the effect than the potatoes. (Marlene Dietrich)

The housewife should not lack cabbage, turnips or any other vegetable in the pot, so that the unfortunate potato indulgence can be kept in balance to some extent. (Johann Wolfgang von Goethe)

Quotes about potatoes

People and turnips

Washing the turnips under clear water soothed him almost as much as walking in the garden on full moon evenings. (Hubert Haddad)

I was the fattest baby in Clark County, Arkansas. They put me in the newspaper. It was like a prize turnip. (Billy Bob Thornton)

London daily hears my cry,
Carrots Turnips who will buy. (Charles Hindley)

Attitude to turnips

“Besides, turnips are my favorite vegetable.” (Maria V. Snyder)

I love root vegetables: carrots, parsnips, and turnips. (Julia Child)

On some subconscious level, I’ve been prejudiced against turnips, parsnips, swedes and other roots. Do they taste of much? Are they really special? How wrong I was. (Yotam Ottolenghi)

Women and turnips

I look like a turnip with hair in the morning! (Dominic Cooper)

In German, a young lady has no sex, but a turnip has. (Mark Twain)

Women. You’ll interpret anything as love. You see a man wearing an idiotic expression, and you assume he’s been struck by Cupid’s arrow when in reality, he’s digesting a bad turnip. (Lisa Kleypas)

Diet and turnips

Grated carrots and turnips, red cabbage… must be included in food rations alongside salads. (R. Lalanne)

In respect to vegetables, not only should potatoes be prohibited, but parsnips, beetroot, turnips, and carrots. The truth is, I seldom or ever partook of these objectionable articles myself, and did not reflect that others might do so, or that they were forbidden. Green vegetables are considered very beneficial, and I believe should be adopted at all times. (William Banting)

Men and turnips

If the man who turnips cries, Cry not when his father dies, ‘Tis proof that he had rather Have a turnip than his father. (Samuel Johnson)

Men, like turnips, must be sparsely sown to develop well. Men and trees too close together have in truth a more slender stem, but they lack fixity, they do not wear such beautiful crowns, nor such beautiful foliage as trees in the open wind. (Jean-Paul)

Turnip reputation

The turnip is a capricious vegetable, which seems reluctant to show itself at its best. (Waverley Root)

Like the rutabaga, the turnip has a bad and stubborn reputation. Vegetable of scarcity, of the poor, of peasant economy for the turnip and vegetable of restriction, of war for the rutabaga. However, our English neighbors love turnips, it is one of their staple vegetables; (Jean-Pierre Coffe)

Vegetable garden and turnips

I had to make enough turnips to make it a real vegetable garden. (Jean Lefebvre)

The cultivated patch behind each tenement is fenced in by bamboos, broken spars, and driftwood. With its few green cabbages and turnip-tops, each garden looks something like an aquarium with the water turned off. (Bret Harte)

Quotes about vegetable garden

Blood and turnips

There’s no getting blood out of a turnip. (Frederick Marryat)

Alongside getting faith out of a heart that is utterly hostile and unbelieving, making a silk purse out of a sow’s ear or getting blood from a turnip is child’s play. (John Gerstner)

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