Though not quite as sweet as everyone’s beloved carrot cake, this unpretentious parsnip version never fails to wow.
Darina Allen is the owner of the famed Ballymaloe cooking school in County Cork, Ireland, which she founded with her husband in 1983. She's known as "the Julia Child of Ireland" and was named IACP's Cooking Teacher of the Year in 2005. A proponent of the slow food movement and a campaigner for local produce, Allen founded the first farmers markets in Ireland. She's also authored nearly a dozen cookbooks, including Forgotten Skills of Cooking.