Sodding Beetroot!

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What is it with this wretched stuff?
Growing up ,I remember my Dad Boiling it,dousing it in Malt Vinegar and you ate it with Bread and Cheese.
Rank horrid smell.
Used to soak the Dried Pulp in Water and mix it with Horse feed to give to horses that had bad dose of colic.
Then Blissfull Decades when I could avoid it totally.
Then in the last couple of Years, You saw it on Aussie Masterchef.
Still, at least it was on the opposite side of the Globe.
On a Road Trip in Yorkshire, the other week, We went to the Black Swan in Oldstead,a Michelin Starred Restaurant.
Had a Seven course menu with matching wines all chosen for you.
Scary Waitress,a real True Food and Wine Believer,Who in another life would have been a formidable Mother Superior,gave a short Lecture on the Provenance of the ingredients of each course and the wine.
All good, untill you got to Beetroot ,Four Ways, all equally gopping!
Everything else fantastic,tho' viewed through prism of seven glasses of wine.

So is there an Evangelical Beetroot Movement, A Common Purpose/Cultural Marxist type organisation, that is ensnaring Chefs around the world
to force us to eat this stuff?
I think We should be told!
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It’s a wonderful veg.

Make a foil package , sea salt, pepper, thyme and a little goose fat. Roast.

Enjoy.


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Horrible thing, stains everything it touches.
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When our wedding plans were delayed for a year this summer I booked a long weekend in York and we went to the Black Swan, the beetroot was wonderful. We also went to Roots in York, no beetroot though. x(
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Currently growing some
Put in smoothies or roasted. The tine stuff is vile and never on a burger.
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OK, its been a few years since I had one but the Aussies and beetroot in burgers x( x( x(



I dont mind raw beetroot in a salad.
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Hate the stuff but had it in a restaurant in Copenhagen where they freeze dried it then rehydrated it with liquorice and other shit and it was delicious. Only time I've been able to eat it tho. Rank.
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grievous wrote: Sat Sep 19, 2020 10:34 am Currently growing some
Put in smoothies or roasted. The tine stuff is vile and never on a burger.
Roasted baby beets are superlative, especially with most of the leaf stems left on. Deliciously crunchy.
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My son is 7. Won’t eat peas, barely copes with carrots. Doesn’t like mashed spud, or even bloody roasted spuds. But he’ll eat baby beets by the tin.

Always great in burgers as I’m sure you northern types will agree.
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mr bungle wrote: Sat Sep 19, 2020 1:34 pm My son is 7. Won’t eat peas, barely copes with carrots. Doesn’t like mashed spud, or even bloody roasted spuds. But he’ll eat baby beets by the tin.

Always great in burgers as I’m sure you northern types will agree.
Why on earth would you ruin a burger by putting beetroot in it?
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Sefton wrote: Sat Sep 19, 2020 10:28 am When our wedding plans were delayed for a year this summer I booked a long weekend in York and we went to the Black Swan, the beetroot was wonderful. We also went to Roots in York, no beetroot though. x(
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Raw beetroot grated in a salad I dont mind, the tinned stuff not a fan of and wouldn't ruin a burger with it either
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Beetroot in a burger. But my favourite is beetroot in a cold chicken with mayo roll. Also I like bbq red capsicum in my burger.
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Glaston wrote: Sat Sep 19, 2020 12:53 pm OK, its been a few years since I had one but the Aussies and beetroot in burgers x( x( x(



I dont mind raw beetroot in a salad.
This coming from a culture that considers black pudding a delicacy?
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The majestic root veg Beetroot, only an immature pallet would not appreciate the wondrous flavour, texture and versatility of this humble vegetable.

I thought it was shit when I was young and used to call it mudroot until I was forced to try a borscht soup one day, that soup forever changed my relationship with beetroot.
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Currently in fashion food that tastes like shit however you do it.

Avoid

Used to turf it from burgers even when a kid
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Harveys wrote: Sun Sep 20, 2020 12:56 am The majestic root veg Beetroot, only an immature pallet would not appreciate the wondrous flavour, texture and versatility of this humble vegetable.

I thought it was shit when I was young and used to call it mudroot until I was forced to try a borscht soup one day, that soup forever changed my relationship with beetroot.
Borscht is a thing of beauty and wonder. My Mum was an adventurous cook and would give anything a go, which is why she trialled borscht some time in the late 60s. I’m happy to say it became a cold weather staple.
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Farva wrote: Sun Sep 20, 2020 12:38 am
Glaston wrote: Sat Sep 19, 2020 12:53 pm OK, its been a few years since I had one but the Aussies and beetroot in burgers x( x( x(



I dont mind raw beetroot in a salad.
This coming from a culture that considers black pudding a delicacy?
It is you palestine :x
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Harveys wrote: Sun Sep 20, 2020 12:56 am The majestic root veg Beetroot, only an immature pallet would not appreciate the wondrous flavour, texture and versatility of this humble vegetable.

I thought it was shit when I was young and used to call it mudroot until I was forced to try a borscht soup one day, that soup forever changed my relationship with beetroot.
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Harveys wrote: Sun Sep 20, 2020 12:56 am The majestic root veg Beetroot, only an immature pallet would not appreciate the wondrous flavour, texture and versatility of this humble vegetable.

I thought it was shit when I was young and used to call it mudroot until I was forced to try a borscht soup one day, that soup forever changed my relationship with beetroot.
Brainwashed young into liking something that tastes like shit.

Great salesmanship.

Next Brussell sprouts
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Jay Cee Gee wrote: Sun Sep 20, 2020 1:32 am
Harveys wrote: Sun Sep 20, 2020 12:56 am The majestic root veg Beetroot, only an immature pallet would not appreciate the wondrous flavour, texture and versatility of this humble vegetable.

I thought it was shit when I was young and used to call it mudroot until I was forced to try a borscht soup one day, that soup forever changed my relationship with beetroot.
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:lol: That does look like a young one.
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Didn't bother reading the thread, I'll just assume that we arrived at the conclusion that you have to intelligent and handsome to understand that beetroot is divine
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Jay Cee Gee wrote: Sun Sep 20, 2020 1:32 am
Harveys wrote: Sun Sep 20, 2020 12:56 am The majestic root veg Beetroot, only an immature pallet would not appreciate the wondrous flavour, texture and versatility of this humble vegetable.

I thought it was shit when I was young and used to call it mudroot until I was forced to try a borscht soup one day, that soup forever changed my relationship with beetroot.
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:lol:

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Lets face it.

It is up there with brocolli and sprouts and broad beans in terns of disgusting.
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I don't believe there is or a need for there to be one, a god, but if there was by slim chance they would have invented beetroot, just to piss kids off for a laugh
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I don’t get the have for Vegetables. Once I discovered there was more to them than literally boiling the life out of them, my mother’s one consistent cooking technique, I started enjoying them, a lot.
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Harveys wrote: Sun Sep 20, 2020 7:28 am I don’t get the have for Vegetables. Once I discovered there was more to them than literally boiling the life out of them, my mother’s one consistent cooking technique, I started enjoying them, a lot.
Potatoes good
Peas good
Leeks good
Corn good
Onions obviously good
Spring beans good
Carrots good
Lettuce and sometimes cabbage good
Cauliflower cheese as long as made to disguise texture alright

Most of the rest are shit
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Dark wrote: Sun Sep 20, 2020 7:18 am Lets face it.

It is up there with brocolli and sprouts and broad beans in terns of disgusting.


Eh? All of which are loverly.....
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mr bungle wrote: Sun Sep 20, 2020 1:50 am
Jay Cee Gee wrote: Sun Sep 20, 2020 1:32 am
Harveys wrote: Sun Sep 20, 2020 12:56 am The majestic root veg Beetroot, only an immature pallet would not appreciate the wondrous flavour, texture and versatility of this humble vegetable.

I thought it was shit when I was young and used to call it mudroot until I was forced to try a borscht soup one day, that soup forever changed my relationship with beetroot.
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:lol: That does look like a young one.
And a Euro one too !
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C69 wrote: Sat Sep 19, 2020 4:23 pm
Sefton wrote: Sat Sep 19, 2020 10:28 am When our wedding plans were delayed for a year this summer I booked a long weekend in York and we went to the Black Swan, the beetroot was wonderful. We also went to Roots in York, no beetroot though. x(
I await my invitation
I heard you were banned from the Old Links.
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I love the stuff.. specially baby beetroot
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You can buy it juiced... :P
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It's very healthy too.
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Sefton wrote: Sun Sep 20, 2020 5:51 pm
C69 wrote: Sat Sep 19, 2020 4:23 pm
Sefton wrote: Sat Sep 19, 2020 10:28 am When our wedding plans were delayed for a year this summer I booked a long weekend in York and we went to the Black Swan, the beetroot was wonderful. We also went to Roots in York, no beetroot though. x(
I await my invitation
I heard you were banned from the Old Links.
Nice venue tbh. Hope you have a great day.
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The wedding is actually in Halkidiki.
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Sefton wrote: Sun Sep 20, 2020 6:27 pm The wedding is actually in Halkidiki.
Which peninsula?
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C69 wrote: Sun Sep 20, 2020 6:46 pm
Sefton wrote: Sun Sep 20, 2020 6:27 pm The wedding is actually in Halkidiki.
Which peninsula?
The one that sticks out into the sea.
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There are 3, however I had a great time when I went there a few years ago.
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Beetroot is the best, never had it on a burger but reckon it's more or less the same as pickle's. Also having a great massive purple shit the next day is always fun.
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Beetroot is fantastic. It goes beautifully with egg on a hamburger.

I once made "health shakes" full of blended beetroot and gave myself a fright by shitting and pissing red the next day. Not what you want to see come out the other end!
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