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December 24, 2009

The mysterious beet e-mail

VoltBeets.jpgEven though I'm on vacation, I couldn't resist checking my work e-mail this morning. I got this very interesting one from Tim, which I reprint here in its entirety:

Trendy food? Good winter veggie?

A buddy of mine will be visiting soon - and I was wondering if you've run across any good beet dishes in your travels.

B&O Brasserie for their beet tartare?

Tapas Teatro (spelling?) for the beets in olive oil and sea salt?

Suggestions welcome. ...

First of all, usually when friends come to visit, people want to me to tell them where to find the best crab cake in town or great seafood. Not beets.

Now don't get me wrong. I love beets. But clearly this guy is in a whole other class of beet lovers.

If he's serious about this beet thing, he should take his friend to Frederick for Volt's "tasting of Tuscarora Farm beets, upland cress, balsamic, Cherry Glen Farm goat cheese mousse, and cara cara orange" (pictured).

(Algerina Perna/Sun photographer)

Posted by Elizabeth Large at 10:16 AM | | Comments (10)


I heard Dwight Schrute has a quite tasty beet dish....served right on his farm.
But seriously, I saw some TV show this week (can't remember which one) where they were slicing beets very thinly on a mandoline and frying them in peanut oil. Looked good to me, I happen to love beets (but could love them even more if they didn't stain the hell out of your hands and anything else they touch).
No better snack to me than hard boiled eggs in a jar with pickled beets.

My late mother-in-law used to say that a slice of pickled beet was "a blessing" on the plate.

I hate beets unless I can hide them in something else. I shredded some this week for an experiment and my hands looked like Dexter's. I will admit I've had nothing but the ordinary Schrute red beets. They will give you good energy to survive bear attacks.

Mache and beet salad and borsht @ Ze Mean Bean!

We were at Woodberry two weeks ago and their "Various Beets" were amazingly good.

The beet tartare at the B&O isn't bad at all. There were a couple different varieties of beet, and the beet...chutney? was really quite fascinating. I didn't swoon over it, but I really enjoyed it and a friend who doesn't like beets was surprised at how different the different beets tasted.

Baltimore Beet Tour...

Lissa, I wonder how many people order without their glasses at the B&O and think they are getting beeF tartare, not beeT.

Dahlink, if they read the description, I think they'd be ok.

Then again, not being vain, I never remove my glasses.

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Richard Gorelick was appointed The Baltimore Sun's restaurant critic in September 2010. Before joining the paper staff fulltime, he contributed freelance criticism and features articles about food to area and regional publications. Along the way, he dispatched for short-distance trucking companies, shilled for cultural non-profits, and assisted in cognitive neurology research – never the subject, always the control.

He takes restaurants seriously but not himself, and his favorite restaurant is the one you love, too.

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