I love parsnips. But have you ever bought parsnips at a grocery store? Let me share my experience. At the checkout lane, the cashier always has a befuddled look when parsnips are up for scanning. A look that I know all too well.
“Oh, those are parsnips,” I tell the cashier.
Satisfied the cashier enters the code and scans the root vegetable, usually adding, “Hmm, looks like white carrots.”