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Food and beetroot

Breathe properly. Stay curious. And eat your beets. (Tom Robbins)

Nobody ever says, «Can I have your beets? (Bill Cosby)

The supper consisted of a huge beet, boiled, and served with butter and black bread. (Laura Elizabeth Howe Richards)

A funeral is not a funeral if beetroot salad does not make an appearance. (Eusebius McKaiser)

I know when you think about the South, you think about fried foods, but we eat a tremendous amount of vegetables. I have my own garden, so vegetables have always been a big part of my life…I love fresh beets. It’s not all about the fried chicken and the biscuits. (Paula Deen)

When you forget to buy sugar, you can perfectly sweeten your coffee with a beetroot, but it takes longer. (François Cavanna)

In respect to vegetables, not only should potatoes be prohibited, but parsnips, beetroot, turnips, and carrots. The truth is, I seldom or ever partook of these objectionable articles myself, and did not reflect that others might do so, or that they were forbidden. Green vegetables are considered very beneficial, and I believe should be adopted at all times. (William Banting)

Cooking and beetroot

When you cook beets in the oven, and this is the best way to cook them, you must first wash them with common brandy. (Alexandre Dumas)

Beetroot is a great salad ingredient, especially when still warm; the colour ain’t bad, either. (Yotam Ottolenghi)

I’m a beet freak. I put them in the pressure cooker. (Julia Child)

You can colour the sauce red by adding a little beetroot, and make the sauce hot by adding a little grated horse- radish. (Arthur Gay Payne)

While young, beets may be boiled tops and all; as the tops get tough the root alone is boiled in salted water until tender, viz. from three-quarters of an hour to an hour and a half; according to the size of the beet. (Henry Ward Beecher)

As a general rule, the softer and more delicate articles do not require so long soaking in brine as the harder and coarser kinds; and they may be often advantageously pickled by simply pouring very strong pickling vinegar over them without applying heat. It must also be observed that beetroot, and other like substances which are sliced, as well as certain delicate fruits, must not be steeped at all. (Arnold Cooley, Richard Tuson)

Gardening and beetroot

The turnip-rooted blood beet should be sown for the earliest crop; the long blood beet for the late crop, and for winter use. (Henry Ward Beecher)

Draw the drills across the bed, fourteen inches apart, and about an inch and a half in depth. Sow the seeds thickly enough to secure a plant for every two or three inches, and cover to the depth of the drills. Should the weather be warm and wet, the young plants will appear in seven or eight days. When they are two inches in height, they should be thinned to five or six inches apart; extracting the weaker, and filling vacant spaces by transplanting. (Fearing Burr)

Beets: In October, before the first hard frosts, take up and store in a cool cellar, in clean, perfectly dry sand, or in pits outside; do not cut off the long tap roots, nor the tops close enough to cause any «bleeding.» (F.F. Rockwell)

No climate in the world probably is better adapted for beetroot, potatoes, onions, and tomatoes. The place is so circumstanced geographically that it should be the early market-garden for New York—as to a certain small extent it is. New York cannot get her early potatoes—potatoes in May and June—from her own soil; but Bermuda can give them to her in any quantity. (Anthony Trollope)

The beets glisten with revived tops,
and streams squish along the ridges. (Sasha Cherny)

Quotes about gardening

People and beetroot

We ran, as graceful as a burst beetroot. (Kate Griffin)

Wheat requires sun, beets require rain. It’s practical, it allows the farmer, whatever the weather, to be able to complain about the weather. (Jean-Louis Fournier)

We are governed by lads who fix the price of beets and who cannot grow radishes. (Michel Audiard)

Humanity is settling into mono-culture; it is preparing to produce civilization en masse, like beets. His ordinary will only include this dish. (Claude Lévi-Strauss)

Elephants don’t try to become giraffes or swallows, radishes don’t try to become beetroot. But we try to be what we are not. We choke on ideals that are unattainable or that can only be achieved at our own expense. (Bruno Paul de Roeck)

Women and beetroot

I took hours, and hours, and hours painting that lady, and ye saw yourself she looked more like a beetroot than a human creature. (George de Horne Vaizey)

I love to use beets as a lip tint. It lasts all day. (Shay Mitchell)

I know a lot of people think of me and they like, oh that girl is really sexy, that girl is really put together, she would never do something as unladylike as a beet eating competition. (Mindy Kaling)

And women pulling beets,
such good beets!
Exactly red shoes,
lying on the soil. (Nikolai Nekrasov)

Beet juice

Oh, how the beet juice would look in glass goblets, the torchlight glinting off the black surface! Apicius loved beet juice, and the rumors about its powers as an aphrodisiac were always a wonderful source of conversation with his guests. (Crystal King)

I juice everything! Whether it’s beet, carrot, or apple, I’ll juice it. I always keep brown rice in the kitchen. I’ll often pack a cooler full of food to have throughout the day when I’m busy. (Misty May-Treanor)

When I’m off the road, and I can really control my diet down to the calorie, I juice seven days a week. Every afternoon, whatever I have at hand, beets, carrots, ginger, whatever. I juice, literally, every single day. And on the road, I try to find fresh juice wherever I can. (Henry Rollins)

Attitude to beet

I have some weird habits. For instance, I love beets. Show me a salad bar and I will clean them out of their beets. (Chris Pratt)

The beet must be uprooted. (Roland Freisler)

Beet features

The beet is the most intense of vegetables. The radish, admittedly, is more feverish, but the fire of the radish is a cold fire, the fire of discontent, not of passion. Tomatoes are lusty enough, yet there runs through tomatoes an undercurrent of frivolity. Beets are deadly serious. (Tom Robbins)

The Common Beet, sometimes termed the Red Beet, is a half-hardy biennial plant; and is cultivated for its large, succulent, sweet, and tender roots. These attain their full size during the first year, but will not survive the winter in the open ground. The seed is produced the second year; after the ripening of which, the plant perishes. (Fearing Burr)

Carrots and beets

Perhaps you think you will remember what kinds of seed you’ve planted; but one is never certain. Once I thought I had planted carrots and when the plants grew, I had beets. It is not safe to try to remember. (Jane Eayre Fryer)

Carrots? – and that one was only born because they sowed beets, and if they sowed carrots, horseradish would certainly have been born… (Mikhail Saltykov-Shchedrin)

Quotes about carrots

Borscht and beetroot

I have just taught Soli to make borscht! Yesterday I bought beets with big, glossy leaves still caked with wet soil. (Donia Bijan)

Everything I do, I do on the principle of Russian borscht. You can throw everything into it beets, carrots, cabbage, onions, everything you want. What’s important is the result, the taste of the borscht. (Yevgeny Yevtushenko)

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