I love rutabaga. When I was a child it was one of my favorite parts of Christmas dinner, that golden pile of mashed rutabaga...This soup looks and tastes like liquid autumn. It's incredibly simple to put together and can be made well in advance and frozen. the elusive ingredient is a bit of maple syrup which enhances the natural sweetness of the rutabaga. Water or vegetable stock may be successfully substituted for the chicken stock if you want to make this soup vegetarian.