The humble turnip has fallen out of favour in recent years, replaced by fancier (and often imported) vegetables such as butternut squash or sweet potatoes. But turnips have been a staple on Irish tables for generations. And for good reason; they grow well in our damp climate, they can be stored over the winter, they are a versatile ingredient and full of flavour and nutrition. Records in the Ulster Folk Museum show that turnips were grown in many of the vegetable gardens of the houses on site.

We believe it is time for a turnip renaissance. Join The Edible Flower for a two-hour workshop to learn more about growing, cooking and eating turnips. We'll start with a chat about growing turnips, followed by a cookery workshop where we will work together to make two recipes: a Turnip & Barley Stew with Sage Dumplings and a quick pickled Raw Turnip Salad. We'll all sit down to enjoy the meal together and finish up with a (pre-prepared) Turnip & Honey Cake with Cream Cheese Icing. Recipes for all the dishes will be supplied. The cooking part will mostly be a demo, but we will ask guests to help with some tasks.

Tickets are £25 and include the workshop, something to eat and admission to the Folk Museum which you are welcome to explore before or after the event.

Please note:

  • This event will involve a small amount of walking so please dress appropriately.
  • If you have any accessibility concerns or requests please contact rosie.legarsmeur@nmni.com.

This event is suitable for ages 16+.

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