Beetroot recipes and menu ideas 17.10.14

Beetroots – the great Pink Peril of the Kitchen – aren’t the easiest veg to deal with, at first glance. They have the capacity to stain an entire kitchen; they take hours to boil and although they’re edible raw, you’d never pick one up and eat it like an apple.

They’ve started arriving in our veg box and like a lot of people, we find ourselves from time to time looking at the things, while they sit there intractably looking back at us.

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However, once you’ve donned the heavy-duty gloves and boiled or grated them into submission, the sweet side of beetroots’ nature comes out. They’re surprisingly versatile, featuring in hot and cold dishes including soup, salad, crisps, pickles, tarts and even cake. So if you’re staring glumly at a heap of crimson roots, tear your gaze away and click on our crib sheet for a bit of inspiration. Good luck!

 

The Taster Autumn food and drink App now online 1.10.14

The "Seasonal Notes" pages of the App link to YouTube videos of cookery demos using our suggested seasonal ingredients
The “Seasonal Notes” pages of the App link to YouTube videos of cookery demos using our suggested seasonal ingredients

Our Autumn App is finally out!

The Taster slaves were particularly proud of having found Chef John, a mellifluous-voiced online demo chef whose friendly soothing tones are enough to make one feel that yes, I can make Baked Alaska and I shall.

So, for a slightly more whizzy, interactive version of The Taster with links to foodie books, websites and a few choice YouTube cooking demos, click HERE. A single issue costs just under £2 and a subscription for the entire year is just £8. Buy for yourself, or treat a friend, and spread the word.