In which we discover tricking the devil doesn’t always work out well, that sometimes in tales there are more turnips than women and that frankly you can pretty much pickle anything. We also learn that tricking people into sacks can be a learning experience and that precious has a lot of definitions.
We also examine the fascinating role of the turnip in history, medicine and folklore as well as its contribution to the culinary arts.
The stories in this episode are adapted from the following: The Turnip Princess from The Turnip Princess And Other Newly Discovered Fairy Tales – Franz Xaver von Schonwerth, The Turnip from Grimms’ Fairy Tales and The Smith And the Devil from a variety of sources.
The recipe in today’s episode is Middle Eastern Pickled Turnips
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