When I first started visiting Paris markets and asking farmers for recipes I was surprised to find that, contrary to my expectations, local producers rarely offered ideas for meat-heavy meals, leaning rather toward simple preparations that brought out the subtle and satisfying flavors of their homegrown produce. Thinking that the strenuous physical labor of farming would be fueled by a mostly carnivorous menu, I was happy to learn that most farmers are as happy as hippies to eat meat-free meals. So when I asked famed farmer Joël Thiébault about his favorite autumn recipes I was not shocked when he suggested a simple roasted root vegetable dish that optimizes his fall harvest of heirloom and rare root vegetable varieties. You can use your favorite root vegetables or whatever you find at the market to make this hearty, seasonal side dish.
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