#TurnipForWhat? Yes, you have to see this
America’s First Lady has been channelling a well-known rapper on The White House’s official Vine site in her latest push to promote healthy eating.
She was responding to a cheeky question from Barak Obama impersonator Iman Crosson, who posted a video as part of the #AskTheFirstLady campaign asking her how many calories she burned “every time you ‘turn up’”.
Taking Lil Jon’s hit “Turn Down For What”, Michelle Obama gave the lyrics a veggie twist before boogying with a turnip.
We never doubted that Mrs O could make an impression, but creating a viral sensation by dancing with a turnip for six seconds? It's like watching your parents dance at a wedding: awkward but mesmerising.
So, what else can you do with a turnip?
A succulent roast lamb works wonderfully with the tasty root veg. Tuck in a bulb of garlic and sprinkle with thyme.
Turn up the heat
Swap your chickpeas for turnips and change your hummus from flat to feisty. Don’t panic, if you’re a hummus traditionalist, you can always garnish with chickpeas.
Sick of spuds? Try mashing turnips with a sprinkling of thyme or sweet potato.
What a pickle
If you find turnips a hard sell, try pickling them and serve with a spread of salads, roasted meats or creamy white cheese.
Shred 'n' slaw
Swap your carrot and cabbage for turnip and kohlrabi for a fresher twist on coleslaw. The spicy ginger vinaigrette packs a good punch too.
Slice it up
Creamy, comforting and the perfect accompaniment to pork, a turnip gratin with pancetta will give the traditional spud dish a run for its money.