An Italian friend of mine had just made his yearly trip back home, and along with a bottle of wine, shared this recipe with me. I was skeptical at first, wondering how such a mild vegetable like turnips could make an interesting soup. I have since made it 5 times in a 2 week time span...this should let you know how astonishing it turned out! I even made this for a dear friend who suffers from massive food allergies, using strictly olive oil to saute the turnips and NO Parmesan cheese stirred directly into the soup; she raved about it so much that she demanded the recipe before I left her house. If you chose to make this Vegan, it takes twice as long for the turnips to brown, and the flavour isn't as deep, but it is still a wonderful soup! Try it today and amaze your friends with it's complex nature yet simple ingredients!