Fairy-Tale Files, published once weekly, feature three variations of a fairy tale chosen by one of Fairy Tale Review’s Assistant Editors.
Pliny the Elder – ancient Roman naturalist – celebrated the turnip as one of the most versatile vegetables (consumed by all manner of bird and beast).
Bavarian fairy-tale author Franz Xavier von Schönwerth’s turnip tale features a cursed princess-turned-witch and a talkative man-bear.
NASA recently announced its 2015 plans to grow cress, basil, and turnips in a self-contained habitat on the moon.
This edition of Fairy-Tale Files is brought to you by Fairy Tale Review Managing Editor Laura I. Miller.