a few points:
i love beets. i love roasting them, wilting down the beet greens and tossing it all together for a great veggie dish. i also love pickling them. i pickled a bunch last night. i had some red beet "dye" on my cap this morning, and a coworker asked what the red stuff was. i said, "probably beet juice".
he acted like i swallowed a rodent placenta served over a cow chip. i asked him, "you hate beets?"
he said, (i was surprised), "they are gross, but i admit, i have never tasted them"
okay to my points.
1. i consider it bad manners to act like someone's food is covered in demon love juice.
2. at least taste the stuff before passing judgement.
i am not a pro-chef. but i was raised to have an open mind when it comes to food. i'm chinese. american born, from immigrant parents. i have seen and tasted some serious "Fear Factor Food". my coworker (the same guy), spreads a vietnamese liver pate thing with some gray shrimp paste stuff as a sandwich spread. i'd give it a try. if he offered.
i have tasted the shrimp paste stuff. i think it has pineapple in it. it taste soooo fishy. brutally fishy. and it is GRAY! i still dont freak out.
2nd bad reaction from folks = brussel sprouts. hahahha.