Root vegetables that grow below the ground are ones that really come to the fore in the chillier months of the year, finding their way onto seasonal restaurant menus and supermarket shelves. Their vibrant colours offer endless cooking inspiration where they can be transformed into all manner of deliciousness by roasting, steaming, creaming, deep-frying or mashing.
The most popular root veggies include carrots, onions and the all-star player: potato! But there are others that are just as moreish, like sweet beetroot, turnips and spicy radishes that add a punch and a crunch to fresh salads.
Here are some recipe ideas for root-veggie dishes that will go down a treat at your family dinner table.
Parsnip, potato and leek gratin