Last year I hunted for parsnips to roast for Christmas dinner, but I couldn’t find them. This year I’ve found them at Nissin World Delicatessen but I’m not going to buy them. I do love roasted parsnip but they were 280 円 (€2.70 EUR, £2.20 GBP, $3.58 USD) per 100 grams! If I was making dinner just for myself I may consider a special parsnippy treat, but would my guests really like it that much? I’m just back from Europe and I find myself converting currencies when I look at prices. You can imagine how horrified I was when the one parsnip I picked up was 691 円 (€6.80 EUR, £5.60 GBP, $8.81 USD). Who would expect the vegetables to cost more than the turkey?