My grandfather was born in Norway, and my mom learned this recipe years ago (1950's). It was one way she could get my sisters to eat turnips. I loved turnips by themselves, but also liked this. My dad's family was Irish, so I guess my mom was an early fusion chef, since she would sometimes add mashed carrots also (the Irish way). Thanks for bringing back good memories. This is simple and hearty, and delicious. I will try it with rutabaga next time! Made for Fall 2008 My-3-Chefs.