In the kitchen
Store turnips in a cool dry place: spring turnips will keep for 3-4 days, winter turnips for about a week.
To cook spring turnips, peel and steam whole for 5 minutes. They can also be roasted, skin and all, or cooked the French way as part of a spring lamb stew. If they are really fresh, spring turnips can be sliced thinly or grated raw into Oriental salads.
Winter turnips taste similar to swedes and can be cooked in the same way.