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An Open Letter to Beet and Goat Cheese Salads

By • March 7, 2012 • 1 Comment

We love the Nitpicker column at Bon Appetit -- writer Jason Kessler complains (hilariously!) about everything from candy canes (too slobbery!) to prix fixe menus (too mechanical!) This time he's moaning and groaning about beets:

"In a non-scientific research study with made-up results, beets were on the menu of 88% of all restaurants in North America. In 61% of those restaurants, they appeared in the form of a beet and goat cheese salad. For the love of Bourdain, can we stop with the beet and goat cheese salads?"

We love our beets peasant-style, smoked, and pickled, but we can't help but agree that our other favorite root vegetables -- celeriac, parsnips, sunchokes, rutabagas -- deserve more time in the limelight.

I'm Sick of Beets - Bon Appetit BA Daily

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over 2 years ago LilRhodyisCookin'

Reminds me of an article by Bittman in the NYTimes a few years ago where he proposed a divorce between beets and goat cheese, the accompanying recipe is DIVINE. You may find yourself with the urge to eat the walnut/garlic/OJ sauce with a spoon!
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