Friday, April 11, 2008

Ask Mary: Beet Sizes

Dear Mary, 
Are baby beets the same as big beets? 
Thanks, Paloma

Beets come in all colors and sizes, and their tastes vary slightly. My favorite flavor comes from the small yellow beets. Even my mom (who hates beets) will eat a tender baby beet. Their flavor tends to be much more delicate. I love the way they look and especially the way they taste. There are actually red and white striped beets as well. You can find these at certain farmers markets. In California, beets are offered on pretty much every menu. They make a fantastic appetizer, especially when served with goat cheese.

Give them a try!