3 large carrots (peeled and cut into 1/4 x 1/4 x 2-inch matchsticks)
3 parsnips (peeled and cut into 1/4 x 1/4 x 2-inch matchsticks)
1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil
1 large yellow onion (cut in half and thinly sliced)
1 teaspoon good-quality curry powder
  Salt and freshly ground black pepper
3/4 cup heavy (whipping) cream
2/3 cup fresh bread crumbs
1 1/2 tablespoons melted butter
2 tablespoons minced fresh flat leaf parsley