A favourite recipe of mine from LCBO Food and Drink, Autumn 2000. The Madeira brings out the sweetness of the parsnips and complements the mildly flavoured veal. This recipe is easily reduced to make a meal for 2 or 4 people. Serve with a green vegetable or salad. Veal chops are usually large enough to consider one portion per person. With other accompaniments, this course is sensible and does not allow for discomfort from overeating. I served this recipe as a main course, Christmas dinner, and it was a welcome change from the traditional turkey, ham, etc. The first two courses were lime sorbet and a sherried beef broth with sauteed scallion stems. Dessert was a mixture of berries and flavoured whipped cream followed by a tray of mixed cheeses. Selected wines could be a fine old Madeira; Valpolicella; or your favourite Chardonnay.