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Earthy and slightly sweet, beets are good in savory and sweet dishes

February 28, 2012|By CHRIS COPLEY | chrisc@herald-mail.com
  • Chef Francis Verdier shows off his orange-beet pancakes in the kitchen at Nick's Airport Inn. The beets are cooked to accent their sweetness.
By Ric Dugan/Staff Photographer


Editor's note: This is part of an occasional series of stories on children eating vegetables. The series explores ways to highlight a vegetable’s flavor and appearance as a way to work around the resistance some kids have to eating vegetables.

Common sense says we eat with our eyes first. If food looks good, we think it might taste good. So we try a bite, even if it's unfamiliar.

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