Dinner guests could well mistake pureed parsnips for mashed potatoes. The trick is to save the liquid in which the parsnips are cooked, boiling it down until it becomes syrupy, then adding it back to the puree. (Associated Press)

Dinner guests could well mistake pureed parsnips for mashed potatoes. The trick is to save the liquid in which the parsnips are cooked, boiling it down until it becomes syrupy, then adding it back to the puree. (Associated Press)