A Food-Inspired Holiday: Turnips

By Libbie Summers
Assisted by David Dempsey
Production Assistant: Anthony Lunsmann
Photography by Chia Chong and Teresa Earnest Photography
Shot on location at The Grant Hotel available through Lucky Savannah Vacation Rentals

My father is a raw turnip eater –most times after washing but often times fresh from the ground. Dad’s method of consumption is simple. He takes out the pocket knife he’d been carrying since before my birth and carves off a small piece of the colorful flesh. Then, he does what he’s been doing with most things cut by his pocket knife…he sprinkles it with salt. LOTS of salt. The first time I tasted a turnip it was from the cut of his knife and because of my father, I’ve learned to love a raw turnip (now lightly sprinkled with Alderwood Smoked Sea Salt). But, it was my mother who taught me the love of a purple ombre.

Family and color were the basis for this food-inspired holiday week featuring the turnip –they are oftentimes the basis for all I do.
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Check in all week as I decorate for the holiday with the beauty of a turnip as my inspiration!!

2 comments

  1. Lovely, soft and elegant, and non-traditional. Okay, the turnips under the tree need to go but you know that. <3

    Comment by Amber on December 9, 2016 at 1:08 pm

  2. hahaha!! Thanks Amber!! It really is beautiful and all inspired by a humble root vegetable. And yes, the turnips under the tree were for an editorial shot! 🙂 Happy Holidays!!!!

    Comment by Libbie Summers on December 9, 2016 at 2:27 pm