Note to New York Times: Please do not make assumptions.
New York Times you are invited to spend some time here on Planet Beet, aka Minnesota. Last weekend Great Taste enjoyed slow-roasted beets that she had drizzled with Asaro Oli Agrumati orange olive oil before placing in the oven. That was amore.
Great Taste decided on the slow roast method after recently dining on a half of one big 'ol delicious beet at Corner Table in Minneapolis. (BTW: Sontes, Rochester, is currently featuring "Roasted Local Beets.")
Then there are the ubiquitous pickled beets that show up regularly at farmers markets and food coops.
Not to mention borscht--luscious beet soup. Great Taste shared a recipe last October from her Russian friend Yelena, who lives in Wisconsin.
And beets are only the first item on "The 11 Best Foods You Aren't Eating" list.
Be hip, NYT. You need not be a Grey Lady. People enjoy a greater diversity of foods than, perhaps, those who work in Midtown Manhattan skyscrapers and spend a large portion of their lives blinking at computer screens may think. (Great Taste still loves you, though.)
Readers, do you agree? Do you seek out cabbage, blueberries and pumpkin seeds more than Leinie's and tater tots?