Though parsnips look like white carrots, their flavor is slightly stronger, and tastes more like turnips or rutabagas than carrots. They are a delicious addition to soups, stews, or other Fall and Winter dishes.
ParsnipsReasons for the Seasons: Parsnips (PDF | 379 KB)
University of California Cooperative Extension.
Four page fact sheet includes nutrition benefits, serving tips, tips to prevent food-borne illness, shopping tips, preparation, handing and storage. There are also two recipes and a coloring page for children.
Watch Your Garden Grow: Parsnips
University of Illinois Extension.
Web site contains in depth information on parsnips including varieties, planting and growing as well as selection, storage, nutritional information and preparation techniques.