Beauty Is Only Skin DeepSeptember 26th, 2006
This lowly parsnip is officially Britain’s ugliest vegetable. The parsnip’s resemblance to a deep sea creature won it first prize in the National Trust’s Ugliest Vegetable In Britain competition. The competition was launched in order to ‘celebrate ugly fruit and vegetables, which taste great but are usually rejected for their looks and size’.
So, can you find it in your heart to sauté a twisted leek or roast an elongated potato? Take another look at that forked carrot. Give an ugly vegetable a chance.